Diary of Anne Frank



June 12, 1929 - March 1, 1945

Anneliese Marie, or Anne, is born in Frankfurt, Germany

Hilter becomes Chancellor of Germany

January 30, 1933 - 1934

January 30: Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany and the first anti-Jewish laws are established. The Franks decide to move to the Netherlands


May 10, 1940

The Germany army invades the Netherlands


June 12, 1942

Anne recieves a diary for her 13th birthaday

Call-up Notice

July 5, 1942

Anne's sister, Margot, receives a call-up notice for deportation to a force labor camp. The Family goes into hiding

Hiding Out

July 13,1942

The Van Pels, another Jewish family originally from Germany, joins the Frank family in hiding.

New Guest

November 16, 1942

Fritz Preffer, the eighth and final resident of the Secret Annex, joins the Frank and van Pels families.


August 4, 1944

The residents of the Secret Annex are betrayed and arrested. They are taken to a police station in Amsterdam and eventually to Westerbill


September 3, 1944

The eight prisoners are transported in a sealed cattled car to ?transition? , on the last transport ever to leave Westerbork. At Auschwitz, the men are separeted from the women.

Concentration Camps

October 1944

Anne, Margot, and Mrs. Van Pels are transported to the Bergen-Belgen concentration camp. Edith Frank remains in the women's subcamp at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Edith Frank dies

January 6, 1945

Edith Frank dies at Auschwitz-Birckenav


January 27, 1945

Otto Frank is liberated from Auschwitz by Russian army. He is taken first to Odessa and then to France before he is allowed to make his way back to Amsterdam.

Anne and Margot die

March 1945

Anne and Margot Frank die at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp within days of each other

The truth

June 3, 1945

Otto Frank arrives in Amesterdam, where he is reunited with Meip and Jan Gies. He knows his wife has died but he still does know that is daughters have died

Found diary

October 24, 1945

Otto Frank receives a letter informing him that his daughters died at Bergen-Belsan. Miep gives Anne's diary to Otto. She had hid the diary after the Franks' arrest and had been hoping to return it to Anne.



First thousand or so copies of Anne's diary are published in Amsterdam

TimeLine of Event in Germany and Europe

End of World War I

November 11, 1918

End of World War I. Not much to say here : )

Nazi Voted in

July 31, 1932

The Nazis receive 37.4 percent of the vote and are asked to form a consolidation goverment

Hilter is appointed Chancellor of Germany

January 30, 1933

Hilter is appointed Chancellor of Germany

No more freedom

February 1933

Freedom of Speech and assembly is supended by the Nazi goverment

No more parties

July 1933

Hilter bans all political parties except the Nazi party

Germans Marching

March 7, 1936

Germans march into the Rhineland, violating the Versailles Treaty.

Germany annexes Austria

March 12, 1938

Germany annexes Austria

Germany occupies Czechoslovakia

March 15, 1939

Germany occupies Czechoslovakia

World War II begins

April 1940

Germany invades Poland; World War II begins

Germany surrends

May 7, 1945

Germany surrenders, and the war ends in Europe


November 1945

The Nuremberg Trials of Nazi War criminals begin