On 4 August 1944, everyone’s fears are realised

The Arrest


68 years ago today, on a warm August day in 1944, the thing everyone has been afraid of for so long finally happens: they’re discovered and arrested.

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...

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