Anne Frank

Diary of a Young Girl

Anne Frank- profile

Anne Frank is an amazing historical figure around the world. She was born Annelies Marie Frank on June 12, 1929, in Frankfurt, Germany, to Otto and Edith Frank. She was a Jews, and when she was young she lived in an apartment on the outskirts of Frankfurt with her older sister and her parents for the first 5 years of her life. They later fled to Amsterdam where it was safer for Jews. The Germans later occupied Amsterdam in the year 1940. The Frank family went into hiding on July 6, 1942. Anne was 13. They hid with Hermann and Auguste van Pels with their son Peter, and Fritz Pfeffer all of whom worked for Mr. Frank. During the time they were in hiding Anne kept a diary that she got for her 13th birthday. She named it Kitty, and she told it everything. The Franks, Van Pels, and Mr. Pfeffer were all found out in August of 1944. Mr. Frank was the sole survivor, and when he found Anne’s journal he had it published. Anne Frank died at the age of 15 in 1945 of Typhoid in Lower Saxony, Germany .

Helpers: Johannes Kleiman and Victor Kugler are the first to hear about the plan to go into hiding. Miep Gies and Bep Voskuijl are told somewhat later. Otto Frank asks the helpers if they are prepared to help him and his family and also Mr. Pfeffer along with the Van Pels family.

Who lived in the Annex?

Franks, Van Pels, and Mr. Fritz

Otto Frank (Anne's father), Edith Frank (Anne's mother), Margo Frank (Anne's older sister), Anne Frank, Hermann van Pels (Mr. Frank's worker), Auguste van Pels, Peter van Pels, and Fritz Pfeffer (Mr. Frank's worker)

When/where did they die?

Otto Frank- Birsfelden, Switzerland

Edith Frank- Auschwitz concentration camp

Margo Frank- Bergen-Belsen concentration camp

Anne Frank- Lower Saxony, Germany

Hermann van Pels- overworked at Auschwitz concentration camp

Auguste van Pels- Auguste van Pels died somewhere in Germany or Czechoslovakia, between April 9th and May 8th 1945. While being deported to Theresienstadt, guards throw her in front of the train.

Peter van Pels- Mauthausen Concentration Camp, Austria

Fritz Pfeffer- Neuengamme, Germany

The Annex

The Fanks, Hermann and Auguste van Pels with their son Peter, and Fritz Pfeffer all lived in the Annex together for two years. The Annex is situated in what is today the center of Amsterdam at Prinsengracht 263-267.