Anne Frank

  • Anneliese Marie, or Anne, is born in Frankfurt, Germany.

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  • Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany

  • The Franks decide that the family must move to the Netherlands.

  • The German army invades the Netherlands.

  • Anne receives a diary for her 13th birthday.

  • Anne's older sister, Margot, receives a call-up notice to report for deportation to a forced-labor camp. The family goes into hiding the next day.

  • July 13, 1942:The van Pels, another Jewish family originally from Germany, join the Franks in hiding.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • October 24, 1945: Otto Frank receives a letter informing him that his daughters died at Bergen-Belsen. Miep gives Anne's diary to Otto. She found and hid the diary after the Franks' arrest and had been hoping to return it to Anne.

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