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Anne Frank

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank

Profession: Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust


Biography: Aged 13, German born Dutch Jewish national Anne Frank and her family went into hiding in Amsterdam in 1942 to escape persecution under Nazi occupation.

Betrayed two years later they were sent to concentration camps where Anne later died from Typhus.

Anne's diary from June 1942 to August 1944 is regarded as the most famous personal account of the Holocaust and has been turned into a play and film.

Born: June 12, 1929
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: February 21, 1945 (aged 15)
Cause of Death: Typhus in German concentration camp

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Historical Events

  • 1942-06-12 Anne Frank gets her diary as a birthday present in Amsterdam
  • 1942-06-14 Anne Frank begins her diary
  • 1942-07-06 Anne Frank's family goes into hiding in After House, Amsterdam
  • 1944-08-01 Anne Frank's last diary entry; 3 days later she is arrested
  • 1944-08-04 Anne Frank arrested in Amsterdam by German Security Police (Grüne Polizei) following a tip-off from an informer who was never identified
  • 1944-09-03 Holocaust diarist Anne Frank sent to Auschwitz concentration camp
  • 1944-09-03 68th and last transport of Dutch Jews (including Anne Frank) from Westerbork leaves for Auschwitz concentration camp
  • 1944-10-30 Anne Frank is deported from Auschwitz to Belsen
  • 1947-06-25 1st version of Anne Frank's diary "Het Achterhuis" published in The Netherlands
  • 1956-05-07 Pulitzer Prize for Drama awarded to Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett for their play "The Diary of Anne Frank"
  • 1957-05-04 Anne Frank Foundation forms in Amsterdam
  • 1960-05-03 The Anne Frank House opens in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 1986-05-14 Netherlands Institute for War Documentation publishes Anne Frank's complete diary

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