what was the date of Anne franks death?
- JayLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
March 1945 is the only date we know - by then Anne Franks was in Bergen-Belsen was suffering from scabies and malnutrition and was probably exhausted from a combination of mistreatment and a starvation diet. In March 1945 a typhus epidemic spread through the camp and is estimated to have killed up to 17,000 prisoners, with so many people emaciated the disease would have met little resistance and Anne Franks died either from typhus or possibly one of several other causes. There is no surviving formal record of her date and nobody who knew what date she died on survived the war.
The camp was liberated a few weeks later on the 15th April by British troops. She was buried in a mass grave.
- staisilLv 77 years ago
On October 28, 1944 selections began for women to be relocated to Bergen-Belsen.
In March 1945, a typhus epidemic spread through the camp killing an estimated 17,000 prisoners. Witnesses later testified that Margot fell from her bunk in her weakened state and was killed by the shock, and that a few days later Anne also died. They estimated that this occurred a few weeks before the camp was liberated by British troops on April 15, 1945, and although the exact dates were not recorded, it is generally accepted to have been between the end of February and the middle of March.
- ammianusLv 77 years ago
No one is altogether sure.
The best estimate is early March 1945.A typhus epidemic in Bergen-Belsen (where Anne had been transferred to the previous October) killed 17,000 prisoners around that time,and Anne died during the epidemic.She was buried in a mass grave,and with the confusion and chaos as the Allies advanced and the end of the war approached,German records at the time were either not kept fully or have been lost.