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The Secret Annex
On June 29, 1942, every Dutch newspaper ran an announcement that the Germans occupiers had decided to deport all Jews to labor camps in Germany. Anne's parents began to make plans to find safety. On July 6, 1942, the went into hiding at office where Mr. Frank had worked.

The stairs leading to the back part of the office where the Franks andn the Van Pels were living was hidden by a bookcase that could be moved to reveal a door.