Peter van Pels

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Birthday
8, 1926
Birthplace
Osnabruck, Germany
Death Date
May 5, 1945 (18)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
8, 1926
Birthplace
Osnabruck, Germany
Death Date
May 5, 1945 (18)

About

Remembered for his association with famous diarist and Holocaust victim Anne Frank, he went into hiding with the Frank family during the World War II years and died in the Mauthausen-Gusen Nazi concentration camp after being discovered.

Before Fame

He and his parents found their way to the Franks' hiding quarters in Amsterdam in the summer of 1942.

Trivia

Anne Frank's famous diary reveals a short-lived crush on Peter van Pels.

Family Life

The only child of Hermann and Auguste van Pels, he was born in Osnabruck, Germany.

Associated With

While both men were imprisoned at Auschwitz, Otto Frank (the father of Anne Frank) encouraged Peter van Pels to stay behind and hide rather than join what became a death march to another concentration camp (Mauthausen).