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Acting on tip from a Dutch informer, the Nazi Gestapo captures 15-year-old Jewish diarist Anne Frank and her family in a sealed-off areaof an Amsterdam warehouse. The Franks had taken shelter there in 1942 out of fear of deportation to a Nazi concentration camp. They occupied the small space with another Jewish family and a single Jewish man, and were aidedby Christian friends, who brought them food and supplies. Anne spent muchof her time in the "secret annex" working on her diary. The diary survivedthe war, overlooked by the Gestapo that discovered the hiding place, butAnne and nearly all of the others perished in the Nazi death camps
Amsterdam, The Netherlands