August 17, 1896
Born in Koog aan de Zaan (the Netherlands).
Kleiman meets Otto Frank.
Kleiman marries, and a few months later his daughter is born.
The Frank family move to the Netherlands and Otto Frank meets Kleiman. From that time onwards they are good friends.
Kleiman starts work at Pectacon.
December 18, 1941
Otto Frank is no longer allowed to be a director of Opekta, because Jews are now forbidden from having their own businesses. Kleiman becomes his successor, but secretly Otto Frank remains in charge.
July 6, 1942
The Frank family goes into hiding in the secret annex. Jo Kleiman becomes one of the helpers.
March 31, 1943
Kleiman develops gastric bleeding.
Kleiman undergoes an operation.
August 4, 1944
Jo Kleiman and Victor Kugler are arrested together with the eight people in hiding. They are all first brought to the SD (Nazi security police) headquarters on the Euterpestraat in Amsterdam. The same day Kleiman and Kugler are sent to the prison on the Amstelveenseweg.
September 7, 1944
Kleiman and Kugler are transferred to the prison on the Weteringschans in Amsterdam.
September 11, 1944
Kleiman is sent to Amersfoort concentration camp (the Netherlands).
September 18, 1944
The Red Cross manages to get Jo Kleiman released from Amersfoort camp because of his poor health.
After Otto Frank moves to Switzerland Mr Kleiman takes charge of the Opekta company. Until 1959 he guides many visitors around the Anne Frank House
January 28, 1959
Jo Kleiman dies in his office. He is 63 years old.