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Anne Frank was born on the 12th of June1929 and she was the second child of Otto Frank and Edith Frank-Holländer. Her sister Margot was three years older. The Franks lived in Frankfurt am Main but they moved to the Netherlands as it was not easy for them in Germany because they were jewish.
In 1942 Otto and Edith Frank planed to hide because the living conditions for jews became worse. They found a place where they could hide. Behind the buildings of Otto Frank`s company there was a little rear house which was empty. Otto Frank asked some of his employees if they would help him. They said yes although it was dangerous for them because it was not allowed. The employees who helped Otto and his family were Victor Kugler, Johnnes Kleimann, Miep Gies and Bep Voskuijl.
On the 6th of July 1942 the Franks moved into the hiding place. The hiding place was not ready and everywhere stood boxes with things. At first they made curtains because the neighbours weren’t allowed to see them.
One week later another family moved into the hiding place, the van Pelses. The family contained 3 members: Hermann van Pels, his wife and their son Peter.
In November 1942 Fritz Pfeffer came moved in with them. He shared a room with Anne. Everyone had to be very quiet because nobody was allowed to hear them. They had lived there for 2 years. It wasn’t easy for them. They could never go out and they were scared all the time.
Friday, the 4th of August 1944 seemed to be a normal day. Suddenly an SS-Officer and 3 police men came in the hiding place. Somebody had betrayed them.
The police men arrested all of them and took them on a train to Westerbork. Westerbork used to be a concentration camp. They had to do very hard work. Every day trains with an unkwon destination were leaving. One month later all 8 persons from the hiding place had to leave the concentration camp. After 3 days on another train they arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Men and women were seperated. Herman ...