The Story of Anne Frank
Everything about and related to famous Holocaust diarist Anne Frank.
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During the German occupation of The Netherlands, the firm Puls was notorious for emptying the houses of Dutch Jews that had been arrested or deported to concentration camps. The valuables and furnitures of these Jews were mostly sent to Germany. This firm also emptied the Secret Annexe after the arrestation of Anne Frank and her family in 1944.
Johannes Kleiman (1896-1959) was one of the helpers who hid Anne Frank and her family. Kleiman started working with Otto Frank in 1923. When the Frank family went into hiding, Kleiman was one of the helpers who took care of the family. After the arrestation of the Frank family, Kleiman was imprisoned in the Dutch concentration camp of Amersfoort. After the war he kept working for Otto Frank until his death in 1959.
Victor Kugler (1900-1981) was one of the helpers who hid Anne Frank and her family. He was born in Austria and moved to The Netherlands in 1923. Kugler started working for Otto Frank in 1933 and took care of the family when they went into hiding in 1942. After the Frank family was betrayed and sent to concentration camps, Victor Kugler was held captive in the Dutch concentration camp of Amersfoort. He escaped in March of 1945 and went into hiding himself. After the war he emigrated to Canada.
Abram and Theophile Ptasznik were neighbours of the family of Anne Frank in Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation. The Ptasznik's emigrated to The Netherlands in the early 1900's from Poland. They were deported to the extermination camp of Sobibór in March of 1943, where they were murdered upon arrival.