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Free Study Guide-The Diary of Anne Frank-Free Online Book Notes Summary
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EPILOGUE TO THE DIARY

In the Epilogue to the diary, it is revealed that the Franks (including Anne), the Van Daans, and Dussel were arrested by the Gestapo on August 4, 1944, and sent to German concentration camps. Koophuis and Kraler were also arrested for having aided the Jews and were sent to Westerbork.

Mr. Frank, Kraler, and Koophuis were the only ones to survive their interments. Anne died in Bergen-Belsen in March of 1945, two months before the liberation of Holland. After Anne's arrest, the diary was found by Miep and Elli. After Mr. Frank emerged from the concentration camp and returned to Holland, it was given to him.

THE FINAL OUTCOME

It was learned that a charman had discovered the secret annex and sold the information to the Nazis for a few coins.


Miep and Elli were in the office during the arrest. Later, Miep tried to rescue them by bribing some officials, but his attempts were useless.

Mr. Koophuis was the first to be released because of medical conditions.

Tragically, the Franks, the Van Daans, and Dussel were included on the last shipment of a 1000 Jews from Holland, which departed on September 4, 1944. They were huddled in a freight train bound for Auschwitz in Poland. At the end of the train journey, the men were separated from the women; it was the last time for Mr. Frank to see the rest of his family.

Mrs. Frank was detained in Auschwitz. She became mentally unbalanced during her interment and died in Auschwitz.

Anne, Margot, and Mrs. Van Daan were interred in Bergen-Belsen, a concentration camp that was infested with typhus.

At Belsen, Anne was reunited with Lies, her girlfriend whom she wrote and worried about in the diary. Unlike Anne, Lies survived the Belsen camp. She later married and had two children.

Anne, Margot, and Mrs. Van Daan all died at Belsen, supposedly from typhus.

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