Key Events during Anne Frank’s Lifetime June 12, 1929 Ann Frank is born in Frankfurt, Germany 1929 - 1932 The Great Depression. The National socialist Party ( Nazis) gains support. 1933 January 30: German President Paul von Hindenburg appoints Adolf Hitler as the Chancellor of Germany. April 1: the Nazis organize a general boycott of all Jewis-owned buisnesses. April: Otto Frank movers to Amsterdam, Holland. His family soon follows. 1934 Ann begins school in Amsterdam. 1935 June-August: “Juden Verboten” (No Jews”) appears on signs in restaurants and stores all over Germany September 15: The regime decrees antiSemitic “Nuremberg Laws.” 1938 March: Germany occupies Astria. November 9-10: Kristallnacht, and night of anti-Semitic riots throughout Germany and Austria, is initiated by the Nazis. November 15: Jewish children are expelled from German schools. 1939 March: Germany takes control of Czechoslovakia. September 1: The German army invades Poland, sparking the beginning of Workd War II. September 3: Britain and France declare ware on Germany. 1940 April 9 – May 10: Germany invades and conquer Denmark, Norway, Holland Luxembourg, Belgium and France. 1941 February 22: Deportations of Jews to concentration camps begin in Holland. April: All Dutch Jews must wear the yellow star. June 22: Germans attack the Soviet Union and begin to murder all Jews in their path. September: Young Jews are excluded from Dutch schools and colleges. October 14: Deprotation of Jews rom Germany to concentration camps begins. 1942 July 5: Margot Frank, Anne’s sister, is ordered to report to the Nazi authorities. July 6: The Franks move into their hiding place, “The Secret Annex.” July 13: The Van Daan family joins the Franks in hiding 1942-1944 Nazis search for Jews in hiding. Hundreds of thousands of Jews throughout Europe are transported to concentratin camps and murdeded. 1944 March: The Nazis invade Hungary. June 6: D-Day. The Allied invasion of Nazioccupied western Europe begins in Normandy, France. August 4: The inhabitants of the Secret Annex are betrayed and taken to Westerbork, the Dutch transit camp. September 3-6: The Franks, the VanDaans, and Mr. Dussel are taken in a transport to Auschwitz, a death camp in nazi-occupied Poland. 1944 Cont. September 6: Mr. Van Daan is put to death upon his arrival in Auschwitz. October 28: Anne and Margot Frank are taken to Gergen-Belsen, a concentration camp in Germanuy November 24: Mrs. Van Daan is taken to Bergen-Belsen. December 20: Mr. Dussel dies in Neuengamme, a concentration camp in Germany 1945 January6: Mrs. Frank dies in Auschwitz. January: The Russian Allies liberate Auschwitz and free the remaining prisoners, including Mr. Frank. March: margot and Anne Die of typhus in Bergen-Belsen within a few days of one another. April 15: Bergen-Belsen is liberated 1945 Cont. April: Mrs. Van Daan dies. April 30: Hitler commits suicide. May 5: Peter Van Daan dies in Maauthausen, a concentration camp in Germany. May 7: Germany surrenders unconditionally. The war ends in Europe.