Anne Frank and her family hid for just over two years in the Secret Annex, from June 6, 1942 through Aug. 1944. When they entered the hiding place, they had no idea how long they would have to hide
One of the first things that Anne Frank and her family did upon moving into the Secret Annex was to make curtains for the room to keep them hidden. Anne and her father tidied up the room and arranged it, while her mother and sister rested on beds. A second family, the Van Pels, moved into the hiding area a week later. An eighth person, Fritz Pfeffer, entered into hiding just four months later.