Anne Frank

  • Anne's Birth

    Anne's Birth
    Anne (Annelies Marie) Frank is born in Frankfurt, Germany to parents Otto and Edith.
  • Germany begins to change.

    Germany begins to change.
    Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany. One month later, following an arson attack on the parliament building (Reichstag), Hitler introduces emergency laws that repress any political opponents.
  • Concentration Camp Emerges

    The first concentration camp in Germany opens, at Dachau, near Munich.
  • Enabling Act

    Enabling Act
    The Enabling Act is passed by the Reichstag giving Hitler powers to rule by decree.
  • The Frank family decides to move.

    The Frank family decides to move.
    The Frank family decides to move to Holland to escape the growing persecution in Germany against Jews.
  • World War II begins

    World War II begins
    Germany invades Poland in defiance of the Anglo-French ultimatum. Two days later, Britain and France declare war on Germany. World War II begins.
  • Netherlands, Belgium, and France Under Attack

    Netherlands, Belgium, and France Under Attack
    Germany invades the Netherlands, Belgium, and France.
  • Anne's Diary

    Anne's Diary
    Anne receives a diary for her thirteenth birthday.
  • Dire News

    Dire News
    Margot Frank receives a call-up notice from the Nazis to return to Germany to work in a labor camp. The next day, the Frank family go into hiding in the Secret Annex above Otto's offices. They are joined by the Van Pels family one week later.
  • A New Occupant Arrives

    Dentist Fritz Pfeffer joins the Franks and the Van Pels in hiding in the Secret Annex.
  • Trouble Comes

    The annex is raided by the security police following an anonymous tip-off. All occupants and two helpers are arrested and sent to Westerbork transit camp.
  • Fateful Journey

    Fateful Journey
    The occupants of the annex are transported to Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp on the last train to leave Westerbork.
  • Anne's Destination

    Anne's Destination
    Anne and her sister Margot are transported from Auschwitz-Birkenau to Bergen Belsen concentration camp.
  • Anne's Death

    Anne and Margot both die of typhus, only a few days apart. It is presumed they passed away sometime between the last week of February to March 1. Bergen-Belsen camp was liberated by British troops on April 15.
  • World War II Ends

    World War II Ends
    Hitler commits suicide as Soviet troops close in on his bunker in Berlin. Eight days later, Germany surrenders to end World War II.
  • A Father's Love

    A Father's Love
    Anne's diary was first published in Dutch. Otto Frank was given the diary from Miep Gies. She returned it Anne's father after the war ended. He did not read the diary until he learned of his daughters' deaths.