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 February 1945, at the age of 15.

Discovered!

On 4 August 1944, everyone in the Secret Annex is arrested. Someone may have 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 day of the arrest On 4 August 1944, everyone’s fears are realised

The people in hiding and the two male helpers are arrested

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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...

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The fate of the people in hiding Otto Frank is the sole survivor

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

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Boekenkast

The discovery of the people in hiding Were the people in hiding betrayed?

The eight people in hiding and two of their helpers were arrested in a police raid on 4 August 1944...

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Anne writes:

Betrayed!

“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.”

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Otto's surroundings

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

Edith has trouble settling down in the Netherlands.

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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.

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