Out of all of the people from Secret Annex, only Otto Frank survives.

The fate of the people in hiding

Auschwitz The front gate of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
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Every man and woman receives a number, which is tatooed on their arm. Their heads are completely shaven. They receive prison-camp clothes, because they are not allowed to keep their own clothes. The men are placed in one part of the camp, the women in another. The men end up in the main camp Auschwitz I, one and a half kilometers away. The women remain in Auschwitz-Birkenau (Auschwitz II).

Otto returns

He hopes Anne and Margot might still be alive.


The fate of the men

Otto Frank, Fritz Pfeffer and Hermann and Peter van Pels manage to stay together. Most prisoners have to perform heavy labor digging trenches. Peter is luckier: he is assigned to the camp post office. Guards and non-Jews may receive mail. Because Peter handles the packages that arrive, he is sometimes able to “arrange” a bit of extra food.More

Camp Neuengamme

The fate of the women

After their arrival and selection at Auschwitz-Birkenau, Edith, Margot and Anne stay together in a barrack. Auguste van Pels is most likely sent to a different part of the camp. During the day, the women have to work very hard hauling heavy stones or grass mats. They often have to stand outside for hours on end to be counted for roll-call, no matter how awful the weather conditions might be.More

Camp Bergen-Belsen

The last days of Margot and Anne Frank

As the Russian armies advance towards Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in German-occupied Poland, the Nazis evacuate as many of their prisoners as possible to Germany, especially those still capable of slave labour. Margot and Anne Frank are selected for a transport to Bergen-Belsen. They depart for Bergen-Belsen by train, in overcrowded cattle wagons, in the night of 1 November 1944. Their mother Edith remains in Auschwitz.More

The arrest The hiding place is discovered

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 people in hiding Otto Frank is the sole survivor

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


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...