hermann van pels

Today, August 4th, 1944, along with Edith, Otto, Margo, The Van Daans, and Mr Dussell, Anne Frank was found by the Gestapo and taken to different labour and concentration camps.

The only one to survive was Otto Frank.

Anne Frank - Bergen-Belsen, March 1945

Margo Frank - Bergen-Belsen, March 1945

Edith Frank - Auschwitz, January 1945

Otto Frank - Survived until 1980

Petronella Van Daan -  Thrown under a train at Theresienstadt , April 1945

Hermann Van Daan (The only member to be gassed) - Auschwitz, October 1944.

Peter Van Daan - Mauthausen, May 1945.

Albert Dussel -  Neuengamme, December 1944.

Hermine Santruschitz (15 February 1909 – 11 January 2010), better known as Miep Gies was one of the Dutch citizens who hid Anne Frank, her family (Otto Frank, Margot Frank, Edith Frank-Holländer) and four other Jews (Fritz Pfeffer, Hermann van Pels, Auguste van Pels, Peter van Pels) from the Nazis in an annex above Anne’s father’s business premises during World War II. She was Austrian by birth, but in 1920, at the age of eleven, she was taken in as a foster child by a Dutch family to whom she became very attached. Although she was initially only to stay for six months, this stay was extended to one year because of frail health, after which she chose to remain with them, living the rest of her life in the Netherlands.

In 1933 she began working for Otto Frank, a businessman who had moved with his family from Germany to the Netherlands in hopes of sparing his family from Nazi persecution because they were Jewish. Gies became a close, trusted friend of the family and was a great support to them during the two years they spent in hiding. She retrieved Anne Frank’s diary after the family was arrested and kept the papers safe until Otto Frank returned from Auschwitz in 1945, and learned of his younger daughter’s death. She was happy that the entries in Anne’s diary were not revealed or else she would have to destroy it as it incriminated the identities of all the people who helped the Franks in their hard times at the annex. Together with Alison Leslie Gold, Gies authored the book Anne Frank Remembered: The Story of the Woman Who Helped to Hide the Frank Family, first published in 1987.

Baby, are you a Holocaust victim who lived in hiding above an office building with your family and another family that included a pubescent girl who constantly wrote in her diary, but when everyone but her father was killed by Nazis, her father found the diary and rewrote it to make himself - a piece of shit - look good and you - a good man - look bad, and then got an entire international foundation to ignore the change in order to please him, thus proving that history is written by the victors?

‘Cause Hermann van Damn.