Anne Frank was German-born Jewish girl who emigrated to the Netherlands with her family in the 1930's after Hitler and the Nazi Party assumed power. As World War 2 hit Holland, Anne and her family went into hiding in a small concealed apartment - called in Dutch the "achterhuis" (literally "rear of the house") where they were able to hide from German authorities for over two years. However, in September 1944, they were found out by the SS and were placed within the labor camp system. Anne, her mother and sister were ultimately sent to Aushwitz and then Bergen-Belsen, where Anne and her sister, Margot, succumbed to Typhus just before the camp's liberation by British armed forces. Anne is best known for the remarkable diary she kept of her experience in the "achterhuis" and of those of her family and the other people taking shelter with them. The Diary of Anne Frank is a common assignment in many schools' English and history curricula.