Anne Frank Behind The Scenes!


June 12th, 1929- Anne Frank is Born.

June 12th, 1942- Anne Frank receives her diary as a present for her 13th birthday, she named it Kitty.

July 6th, 1942- The Franks go into hiding in the annex of Otto's old office.

July 13th, 1942- The van Pels join the Frank's into hiding.

November 17th, 1942- Dr. Dussel or Fritz Pfeffer joins the Franks and van Pels in hiding.

August 4th, 1944- The families in hiding are discovered.

August- 8th, 1944- The families are sent to a concentration camp in Westerbork, Netherlands.

February or March, 1945- Margot Frank dies of typhus and Anne joins her a few weeks later.

Summer of 1947- Anne Frank's diary is published for the first time in Dutch.

Pictures of Anne Frank

Having your childhood turn upside down because of war can have a harrowing effect. “Despite everything, I believe people are good at heart.” Not everybody can be optimistic and kind hearted during a time of bloodshed and violence. This young woman was more intelligent and thoughtful than most people at the end of their life. As she faced traumatic events, she became more courageous and she learned how to fight through life's challenges. Through generations, the tearful story of Anne Frank and her voice has touched many hearts.

Irma Sonnenberg Menkel's Remembrance of Concentration Camps

"One of the children in my barracks toward the end of the war was Anne Frank, whose diary became famous after her death. I didn’t know her family beforehand, and I don’t recall much about her, but I do remember her as a quiet child. When I heard later that she was 15 when she was in the camps, I was surprised. She seemed younger to me. Pen and paper were hard to find, but I have a memory of her writing a bit. Typhus was a terrible problem, especially for the children. Of 500 in my barracks, maybe 100 got it, and most of them died. Many others starved to death. When Anne Frank got sick with typhus, I remember telling her she could stay in the barracks – she didn’t have to go to roll call.

There was so little to eat. In my early days there, we were each given one roll of bread for eight days, and we tore it up, piece by piece. One cup of black coffee a day and one cup of soup. And water. That was all. Later there was even less. When I asked the commandant for a little bit of gruel for the children’s diet, he would sometimes give me some extra cereal. Anne Frank was among those who asked for cereal, but how could I find cereal for her? It was only for the little children, and only a little bit. The children died anyway. A couple of trained nurses were among the inmates, and they reported to me. In the evening, we tried to help the sickest. In the morning, it was part of my job to tell the soldiers how many had died the night before. Then they would throw the bodies on the fire." - Irma Sonnenberg Menkel (

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