September 29, 1900
Born in Buer near Osnabrück (Germany).
December 5, 1925
Auguste marries Hermann van Pels. She becomes a Dutch citizen, because by law women automatically take on the nationality of their husbands.
November 8, 1926
Their son Peter is born.
June 26, 1937
The van Pels family leave for the Netherlands.
July 13, 1942
The van Pels family go into hiding in the secret annex
August 4, 1944
The people in hiding are arrested.
September 3, 1944
The people in hiding are deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp (occupied Poland).
September 6, 1944
Arrival at Auschwitz. Auguste survives the selection.
November 26, 1944
Mrs van Pels is sent to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany with a group of eight women.
February 6, 1945
Deportation to Raguhn (a subcamp of Buchenwald, Germany).
April 9, 1945
Transported to Theresienstadt (Czechoslovakia).
First half of April 1945
Auguste van Pels dies.