Hermann van Pels

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Birthday
31, 1898
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
1944
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
31, 1898
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
1944

About

Remembered for his association with famous diarist Anne Frank, he went into hiding with the Frank family in Amsterdam in 1942. After being discovered by the Nazis, he died at Auschwitz in late 1944.

Before Fame

He and his five siblings were raised in Gehrde and Osnabruck, Germany.

Trivia

He is referred to in Anne Frank's diary as Hermann (or sometimes Hans) van Daan.

Family Life

His marriage to Auguste Rottgen began in late 1925. Their son, Peter, was born in November of the following year.

Associated With

A butcher by trade, van Pels went into business with Otto Frank in 1938.