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The Secret Annex

Anne Frank remained in hiding in the Secret Annex for more than two years. She was not alone there. She was together with her parents, sister and four other Jewish people: Hermann and Auguste van Pels, their son Peter and Fritz Pfeffer. Anne often felt upset. The only thing that could really help Anne during these moments was her diary. She wrote down everything in it: her anger, her sorrow, her love for Peter, her ideals.

The people in the secret annex had to hide because their lives were in danger. The Netherlands was occupied by the German army. They wanted to arrest all Jews and send them to concentration camps. Only Jews who went into hiding could escape. But they needed a good hiding place, and people who would help. These helpers took many risks by helping Jews. The people in hiding in the Secret Annex had helpers like these. They provided food, clothes, books and many other things which the people in hiding needed.

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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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