Anne Frank's Life During The Holocaust

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Annelies Marie Frank, or mostly known as Anne Frank was born on June 12,1929 in Frankfurt, Germany. She lived with her family during World War II in Amsterdam. Many of the Jews were fleeing from the persecution of the Nazi’s under the orders of Adolf Hitler at the time. This devastating time was during the Holocaust that lasted from 1933-1945. They quickly went into hiding with seven others including her mother, Edith Frank, and her father, Otto Frank, and her sister, Margot. The Van Pels also hid up in the secret annex with them including, Hermann Van Pels, Auguste Van Pels, and their son, Peter Van Pels. Lastly, Fritz Pfeffer stayed with them. Miep Gies and her husband, Jan Gies bravely help the Frank’s and the Van Pels family while they …show more content…

On August 4, 1994, a tragic event occurred. A German secret police officer along with four other Dutch Nazis, rushed into the hideout and arrested everyone that was hiding there. A couple of weeks beforehand, there was a thief downstairs in the office below them and he heard footsteps upstairs and eventually told the police. Another accusation was on an employee named Van Maaren, and he would set traps to have evidence of Jews so he can make an income of $1.40 per Jew you find. Since he turned in the 8 people who have been hiding, he received $11.40. It is still not certain as to who it was who told the police, so people just say it was an anonymous tip and the name of the betrayer is still unknown to this day.
The two families were shipped off to Camp Westerbork which is a concentration camp. They were eventually transferred to Auschwitz death camp in 1944. When they arrived there, they were separated by gender. This was the last time that Otto Frank ever saw his wife and daughters again. On July 18, 1945, Otto met two sisters who had been with Anne and Margot at Bergen-Belsen and told Otto of the tragic news of his daughters deaths.
Holocaust victim and famous writer, Anne Frank was born as Annelies Marie Frank on June 12, 1929, in Frankfurt, Germany. Anne and her sister, Margot, were both given dates of which they would be killed. The date was set to March 31, 1945, by Dutch authorities after the end of World War II. The Frank sisters died of typhus at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, but the exact dates of their deaths to this day still remain

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