Anne Frank's life in concentration camps (primary source)
Irma Sonnenberg Menkel told her story of her experience at Bergen-Belsen, a concentration camp. As it turns out, she knew Anne Frank. Irma was the barracks-leader, so she knew of most the people in her barrack. Irma says they were allowed one role of bread for eight days, on cup of black coffee per day, and one cup of soup per day. Irma asked for some cereal for the younger children. Anne asked for some cereal but it was only meant for the littlest children and even they only get a very small amount. Anne's sister, Margot, became ill and died. Anne became ill from typhus and died only days after her sister. When Anne was ill she would tell Irma that she wasn't very sick, trying to convince herself it were true. Anne mentioned her father and how she had always wanted to be an author. Anne, and many others may have survived if they hadn't been Malnourished from the lack of food supplied. A few weeks after Anne died, the camp was liberated by Russian soldiers. Anne's father later found his daughter's diary published it because he knew that Anne's dream was to publish a book when the war had ended.