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 (443)

Anne did not only die of typhus, she died of lost hope. Anne believed her whole family had just died and she did not want to live knowing that her whole family just died and she could not stand it.

Rebecca, 13 - Philly - United States - 21 Nov 2014 Comment on: The fate of the women

Honestly I cannot say how sad and upset I am she had so many dreams and ambitions as every young woman does I myself am a young and I have so many nice dreams and goals I want to achieve in life like meeting the perfect man having a family completing my degree starting my own business and I am just so hurt and upset that hitler could do such a thing to all these innocent people no matter if they were Jews or not I am a Muslim and as a fellow human I can honestly say that I cannot hide my twars and pain I feel for anne I really hope she is in a better place the world wasn't corrupted Anne the world was always beautiful as you saw it through your eyes it was only the corrupted people who poisoned it I hope you and your family R.I.P ❤️

Raeesa, 20 - Halifax - United Kingdom - 13 Nov 2014 Comment on: The fate of the women

But isn't it amazing that some people still deny that the horrible holocaust ever happened? Very sad indeed - and then, you realize that Anne Frank and her family were only a few of the millions of Jews (and crippled, old or just plain old different people) who were executed during the time. I'm thankful that we are past this time, but then I see ISIS and all the other stuff that's been happening lately and I think - when will this end? It will eventually, but until then I am glad that there are resources such as this site to help inform us of history and try to stop repeating it all over again.

Malcolm K, 13 - Hampton Roads - United States - 13 Nov 2014 Comment on: To camp Westerbork

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