The diary of Anne Frank is perhaps the most well-known symbol of life during the Second World War. The Franks were a Jewish family from Germany, who then moved to the Netherlands after the Nazis came to power in Germany. When the Germans occupied the Netherlands itself, the Franks went into hiding. Unfortunately, the Franks were discovered and sent to concentration camps; only the father, Otto, survived.

But what if they were never sent to the concentration camp? What if the Franks had decided to leave Holland earlier, and successfully gained a visa out? What if they escaped the Nazi occupation, and The Franks Live?


  • June 12, 1929 - Anne Frank is born.
  • 1933 - Adolf Hitler is elected chancellor of Germany. The Franks flee to Aachen, Netherlands; Otto remains in Frankfurt until starting a company in Amsterdam.
  • February, 1934 - The Franks reunite with Otto in Amsterdam.
  • September 1, 1939 - Nazi Germany invades Poland. Realizing the Netherlands could very well be next, Otto decides it is time to leave.
  • January, 1940 - After being turned down numerous times for a visa to the United States, the Franks finally manage to get a visa to Great Britain. The Franks successfully immigrate to London.
  • May, 1940 - Germany invades and occupies the Netherlands.
  • December 29, 1940 - The Franks' house in London is heavily damaged by a German air raid. The Franks survive with minor injuries.
  • 1941 - The Franks' house is repaired.
  • May 2, 1945 - World War II ends with the surrender of Nazi Germany.
  • 1964 - Anne publishes her first book, writing of her experience during the war.
  • 2014 - Anne urges the British government to allow Syrian refugees into the country.
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