The Arrest 1944

Anne is arrested along with all the others. In the Auschwitz concentration camp, Anne ends up in the same barracks as her mother and sister. Later, Anne and Margot are taken to Bergen-Belsen. Anne dies there in February 1945, at the age of 15.

Vrouwenbarak Auschwitz


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. The others all die. The identity of their betrayer has never been established.

The day of the arrest On 4 August 1944, everyone’s fears are realised

The people in hiding and the two male helpers are arrested


Deported to the camps First to Westerbork, then to Auschwitz

“Of course, all of us had to work in the camp, but in the evenings we were free and we could be together...


The fate of the hiders in the Secret Annex Otto Frank is the sole survivor

The men are placed in one part of the camp, the women in another.


The betrayal has never been solved It’s not known who betrayed the people in the Secret Annex.

Somebody called the German Security Police to notify them that Jews were in hiding at 263 Prinsengracht...


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Anne writes:


“If it's that bad in Holland, what must it be like in those faraway and uncivilized places where the Germans are sending them? We assume that most of them are being murdered. The English radio says they're being gassed. Perhaps that's the quickest way to die. I feel terrible.”


Otto's surroundings

Edith Frank Anne and Margot's mother, Otto's wife

Edith has trouble settling down in the Netherlands.


Margot Frank Daughter of Otto and Edith, sister of Anne

Otto and Edith’s daughter, Anne’s sister Margot is a quiet, serious girl who enjoys studying.


Comments (457)

As long as one person remembers they will never be forgotten. Anne Frank and I share the same birthday. Ever since I was old enough to understand have always tried to celebrate for the 2 of us to help keep her memory alive.

Marvin W. Reed, 70 - Franklin - United States - 6 Apr 2015 Comment on: The fate of the hiders in the Secret Annex

It's sad how Anne's last live relative passed away 4 days ago. If by any chance, she had survived up to today, history might've been different. Rereading her diary for the 5th time is hard and it's depressing to just imagine how close she was to liberation day and never lost hope despite her extreme conditions. She was born on the same year as Martin Luther King Jr., and yet they lived through completely different situations--my sincere condolences to those who have lost family and/or friends because of the Holocaust. For those who have died in the event: we will all remember you. We as society must not let this happen again ever.

JM, United Kingdom - 21 Mar 2015 Comment on: The fate of the hiders in the Secret Annex

I never thought this deeply about how horrible the holocaust was until I started a project on Anne Frank I will remember her dearly and all the others too.

Ruby, United Kingdom - 25 Jan 2015 Comment on: Arrival at camp Auschwitz

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