The Life of Annelies Marie Frank


Anne is born in Frankfurt, Germany.

June 12, 1929

Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany and the Frank family moves to Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Approx. July, 1933

The German army invades the Netherlands.

May 10, 1940

Anne receives a diary for her 13th birthday.

June 12, 1942

Anne's older sister, Margot, receives a call-up notice to report for deportation to a forced-labor camp.

July 5, 1942

The Frank Family goes into hiding in the secret annex.

July 6, 1942

The van Pels, join the Franks in hiding.

July 13, 1942

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

November 16, 1942

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

August 4, 1944

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

Approx. September 3, 1944

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

October 1944

Edith Frank dies at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

January 6, 1945

Otto Frank is liberated from Auschwitz by the Russian army.

January 27, 1945

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

March 1945

Otto Frank receives a letter informing him that his daughters died at Bergen-Belsen. Miep Gies gives Anne's diary to Otto.

October 24, 1945

The first 1,500 copies of Anne's diary are published in Amsterdam.

July 1947