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 (399)

I am reading The diary of Ann Frank and am amazed at her maturity...the book is totally different from what I I am nearing the end my heart is aching for all those people in the annexe because through Ann you get to know them so it becomes more personal....

Barbara fell, 59 - Merseyside - United Kingdom - 7 Apr 2014 Comment on: The fate of the women

We were there on a trip 2008. Until you have read her diary, you are unable to understand. A very sad ending to her life. What a Waste!!!

J Foley, 72 - Boston Mass - Congo, Democratic Republic - 6 Apr 2014 Comment on: Sent to jail

This site is hard to navigate and I think it should be better organized. Thanks!

Joe Peterson, 48 - London - United Kingdom - 3 Apr 2014 Comment on: To camp Westerbork

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