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Anne Frank (1929-1945)
Anne Frank was born in 1929 in Frankfurt am Main in Germany. In 1933, the anti-Jewish National Socialist Party led by Hitler comes to power. Anne Frank's Jewish parents Edith and Otto Frank perceive that there is no future in Germany for themselves and their children. They flee to the Netherlands in 1933. Anne is then four years old. Until she is eleven she grows up without a care in a relatively safer Holland. In 1940, the Netherlands is occupied by Germany and the protection that Holland provides comes to an end.
Anne's life is increasingly restricted by the anti-Jewish Decrees. In 1942 the deportations to the "work camps" begin. Anne's parents see the possibility of going into hiding in the annex of the building that houses Otto's business. Anne writes her diary during the two years in hiding in the Secret Annex. In August 1944, the people in hiding are arrested and deported. Via the transit camp Westerbork and then Auschwitz, Anne goes to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. She dies there in March 1945.

 - Anne Frank House

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