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An anonymous tip from Dutch informers led to the Gestapo breaking through a secret bookcase and finding Mr. Otto Frank, Mrs. Edith Frank, their daughters Margot and Anne, the Van Pelts family and Pfeffer.

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An anonymous tip from Dutch informers led to the Gestapo breaking through a secret bookcase and finding Mr. Otto Frank, Mrs. Edith Frank, their daughters Margot and Anne, the Van Pelts family and Pfeffer. Nazis stormed through and arrested them on August 4th 1944. They left on the last train that went to Auschwitz Concentration Camp in South West Poland. Anne was only fifteen years old. Some ten thousand Jews had served in the German Army, Otto had joined the ranks of the artillery. The Great War ended for Germany in total defeat. Then in 1933, an angry soldier was appointed Chancellor and quickly, within a year, Hitler consolidated all power within his grasp. He enforced strict anti-Jewish laws such as; making Jews wear the Star of David on their clothes and only allowing Jews to shop in Jewish shops. On the 12th of June 1929 Anne Frank was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. In 1933, in response to Hitler's anti-Jewish ruling, Mr. ...read more.

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The Netherlands were occupied in 1941, Holland capitulated to the invading German forces. Anne's father had already begun to convert the annex of his company on Prinsengracht Canal into a hiding place. Otto Frank for the past few years had been storing many things in the secret annex. He stored such things as furniture and basic needs. Under Nazi law, Anne was forced to leave the Montessori school, where she had made a lot of friends and excelled in subjects and forced to attend the Jewish Secondary School. Margot received a notice from the Nazi SS to report for work detail at a labour camp, so in response to this, the Frank family moved to the "Secret Annex" on July 5th, 1942 which was adjacent to Mr. Frank's offices on Prinsengracht Canal. They encouraged rumours that the family had moved to Switzerland. Mr. Frank arranged a few helpers who would bring the family food, and other requested items. Among these helpers was Mr. ...read more.

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Kitty was taken from a character in teenage girl book. She wrote everything down from bitter arguments amongst the family to her increasing interest in sex. She would note down her thoughts about her love affair with the Van Pelts teenage son Peter. A few months into the first year of hiding the occupants were introduced to the eighth member of the annex; Pfeffer. Pfeffer was a Dutch dentist. Anne never got on with Pfeffer and in her diary called him Dussel, the German word for stupid. On August 4th 1944 disaster struck. An anonymous tip from Dutch informers led to the Gestapo breaking through the secret bookcase and finding the residents. Meip was working below and was interrupted by a Nazi Austrian soldier holding a gun. They were later discovered and arrested. The eight residents were transported to Auschwitz on the last train that left Westerbork. After only a month at Auschwitz, Anne and Margot were taken to Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, where. Margot and Anne both contracted typhus and died in March 1945, only a few weeks before the liberation. Anne was only fifteen years old. 'Dearest Kitty' The Life of Anne Frank Graeme Shaw 3Y1 ...read more.

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