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This is the only existing footage of Anne Frank in 1941 and is incredible

Neil Patrick

Anne Frank was born in Frankfurt, Germany and spent most of her life in or near Amsterdam.

Anne Frank's birthplace, the Maingau Red Cross Clinic Photo Credit

Anne Frank’s birthplace, the Maingau Red Cross Clinic Photo Credit

Frank was born as a German citizen but lost her citizenship in 1941 and that made her officially stateless.

Anne Frank in 1940

Anne Frank in 1940

Anne and her family moved from Germany to Amsterdam in the early 1930’s.

The apartment block on the Merwedeplein where the Frank family lived from 1934 until 1942 Photo Credit

The apartment block on the Merwedeplein where the Frank family lived from 1934 until 1942 Photo Credit

They moved when the Nazis gained control over Germany.

By May 1940, the Frank family was trapped in Amsterdam due to the German occupation that was happening in the Netherlands.

In July 1942, the Frank family decided to hide and escape the increased persecutions against Jews.

They hid in secret rooms that were situated behind a bookcase in the place where Anne’s father worked.

They stayed hidden until August 1944, when someone betrayed them and the family was taken to concentration camps. Anne and Margot (her sister) were sent to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp and died there.

It’s suspected that they died from typhus in 1945 (February/March) and sadly, just weeks before that camp was liberated, in April that year.

This video is the only known footage about the existence of Anne Frank.