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This photo shows Anne’s cousin Buddy Elias standing by a gravestone bearing the names "Anne Frank" and "Margot Frank." The gravestone stands on the site of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, but it does not mark the exact location of Anne and Margot Frank’s graves. They do not have their own graves.

Anne Frank only lived for another seven months after her arrest in 1944. First, she was taken with the others from the Secret Annex to Westerbork transit camp in the Netherlands, and from there to Auschwitz concentration camp in occupied Poland. In the winter of 1944, together with Margot, she was sent to Bergen-Belsen, a concentration camp in northern Germany.

Typhus

Anne and Margot Frank died of typhus in Bergen-Belsen in March 1945. Typhus is a deadly infectious disease. The Nazis were keeping thousands of Jews imprisoned in Bergen-Belsen. They gave them next to nothing to eat, and the sanitation was very bad. Thousands of prisoners died of hunger and disease.

Huge pits

On April 15, 1945, British soldiers liberated the camp. They discovered thousands of dead prisoners. The few survivors were terribly ill. There was no time to give all the dead a decent burial. Their bodies were thrown into huge pits, Anne and Margot Frank were among them.
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This day in history
Today: 25 July 2014
Then: 20 July 1944

An assassination attempt on Hitler led by Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg fails.

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