Anne Frank and Eva Schloss, both born in 1929, had known each other for a long time before they became stepsisters. In fact, when they did become stepsisters in 1953, Anne was no longer alive. By the age of 15, both young girls had survived Auschwitz. However, just before the end of the war, Anne Frank and her sister Margot were transported to Bergen-Belsen. Anne and Margot died there on an unknown day in March 1945, from typhus, hunger, cold, violence and despair.