Anne Frank’s family is arrested, August 3, 1944
Otto Frank moved his family from Frankfurt to Amsterdam in 1934, as the rise of Nazism increased anti-Jewish sentiment in Germany. Two months after the German invasion of the Netherlands in May 1940, Frank, unable to immigrate to the United States, took his family into hiding in a secret apartment above his business. Three months before the Allied liberation of the Netherlands, a secret informant gave away the family’s hiding place to the Gestapo. Within a month, Otto; his wife, Edith; and his teenaged daughters, Margot and Annelies (just “Anne” to her family), arrived at Auschwitz.