The Arrest 1944

Anne is arrested along with all the others. In the Auschwitz concentration camp, Anne ends up in the same barracks as her mother and sister. Later, Anne and Margot are taken to Bergen-Belsen. Anne dies there in March 1945, at the age of 15.

Vrouwenbarak Auschwitz


On 4 August 1944, everyone in the Secret Annex is arrested. Someone has betrayed them. They are deported first to the Westerbork transit camp, and then on to Auschwitz. Otto Frank is the only person from the Secret Annex to survive the camps. The others all die. The identity of their betrayer has never been established.

The day of the arrest On 4 August 1944, everyone’s fears are realised

The people in hiding and the two male helpers are arrested


Deported to the camps First to Westerbork, then to Auschwitz

“Of course, all of us had to work in the camp, but in the evenings we were free and we could be together...


The fate of the hiders in the Secret Annex Otto Frank is the sole survivor

The men are placed in one part of the camp, the women in another.


The betrayal has never been solved It’s not known who betrayed the people in the Secret Annex.

Somebody called the German Security Police to notify them that Jews were in hiding at 263 Prinsengracht...


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Anne writes:


“If it's that bad in Holland, what must it be like in those faraway and uncivilized places where the Germans are sending them? We assume that most of them are being murdered. The English radio says they're being gassed. Perhaps that's the quickest way to die. I feel terrible.”


Otto's surroundings

Edith Frank Anne and Margot's mother, Otto's wife

Edith has trouble settling down in the Netherlands.


Margot Frank Daughter of Otto and Edith, sister of Anne

Otto and Edith’s daughter, Anne’s sister Margot is a quiet, serious girl who enjoys studying.


Comments (411)

A sad event and sad day indeed. As a youngster I fell in love with Anne as I read and reread her diary. May God bless her and keep her in His special care.

Steven Travis, 56 - Ossining - United States - 5 Aug 2014 Comment on: Discovered!

Many comments have mentioned who they think betrayed the family. I think it was a miracle that they were there as long as they were. By Anne's own accounting they argued loudly on the weekends, Dussel performed dental work with no pain killer and the first volunteer Mrs Van Daan screamed bloody murder. When they were taken everyone else was very lucky that the Nazi's did not take her diary. She listed everything in it. Lastly, she mentioned someone living in the boat across the canal. Look on Google maps, that is not a great distance and he/she could have heard the arguments and Mrs Van Daan Scream during the dental work. I think there are many many more suspects than those who have been mentioned. Nearly everyone suspected something was going on in the back of the building. This is by far a greater mystery than what is stated here.

Richard, 54 - Parsippany - United States - 15 Jun 2014 Comment on: The betrayal has never been solved

It is sad to see such a hard earned resistant destroyed by on traitor. Rest in Peace frank Family

Korto, 12 - Charleston - United States - 10 May 2014 Comment on: Discovered!

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