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Otto Frank on the arrival at Auschwitz
The death of Hermann van Pels
Peter in Auschwitz
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Otto Frank in Auschwitz
Auschwitz-Birkenau
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The death of Hermann van Pels
Canisters of Zyklon B pellets. When the canisters were opened the pellets released a poison gas.

In Auschwitz concentration camp prisoners were killed with poison gas. In 1979 Otto Frank talked in an interview about the death of Hermann van Pels in the gas chamber:

'I will never forget the moment when Peter van Pels and I saw a group of selected men. Among those men was Peter’s father. The men were marched away. Two hours later, a lorry came by, loaded with their clothing.'

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This day in history
Today: 15 November 2018
Then: 16 November 1942

Fritz Pfeffer (Albert Dussel) goes into hiding in the secret annex.

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