"Unveiling Night"


Elie Wiesel is born

September 30, 1928

Nazi Party takes control of Germany's Government


World War ll Begins

September 1, 1939

Auschiwtz concentration camp is established

May, 1940

Elie Wiesel starts studying the Kabbalah at age 12


U.S. enters World War ll in December

December 8, 1941

Anne Frank and her family go into hiding

July, 1942

The Wiesel family is deported from Sighet to Auschwitz

May, 1944

Anne Frank dies

March 1945

Germany surrenders to western Allies

March 7, 1945

Germany surrenders to the Soviets

March 9, 1945

U.S. troops liberate Elie Wiesel at the Buchenwald concentration camp

April, 1945

Adolf Hitler commits suicide

April 30, 1945

World War ll Ends

May 8, 1945

Nuremberg trials begin

November 20, 1945