How Did Anne Frank Die?

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Anne Frank and her sister Margot died of typhus in March 1945, during their imprisonment at Bergen-Belsen, a German work camp. They were interred in a mass burial along with other casualties of Bergen-Belsen.

After their arrest by the Gestapo on August 4, 1944, the Frank family lived briefly at Westerbork, a holding camp in the Netherlands. In September 1944, they were shipped via rail to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland. Edith Frank, Anne’s mother, starved to death at Auschwitz. Anne and Margot were later transferred to Bergen-Belsen, which had regular and severe typhus outbreaks. Otto Frank, Anne’s father, survived internment at Auschwitz and was rescued by Soviet forces on January 27, 1945.