Almost everyone has heard the legacy about this young, teenage World War II icon. Her story, her family, her personal life, and almost everything in her life; the reason for this was her diary. Her diary was published by her father, Otto Frank. Although some parts edited out, this diary had become well known as a hopeful yet horrifying time for the Jews. The way Anne Frank wrote about her life made all the horrors of the Holocaust real. She was about 13-years-old when she went into hiding with 7 other people in the place they hid called the Secret Annex. Later, they were found and had an inescapable fate with the concentration camp. The concentration camps were full of revolting conditions; over-packed bunks, starvation, disease, overworking of prisoners, torture, and the scent of death always in the air. There were approximately 6 million Jews killed in this terrifying massacre from all around the world. In these next few statements, I’ll tell you more about the Holocaust, Concentration camps, Anne Frank’s Story, and her legacy she left behind.
The events recounted in Anne Frank’s Diary took place during World War 11. By 1933, the strongest party in Germany had gained ultimate power with Hitler under their command. Hitler was Germany’s dictator who spread his gospel of racial hatred through politics. While poverty and unemployment were at an all time high he launched a campaign of anti-Semitism. Hitler’s main target was the Jews, claiming that they were “racially inferior.” He developed an idea of a Master Aryan Race, the need to rid Germany of “inferior people”, such as Jews and Gypsies, and the need to expand Germany’s borders. In doing this, he caused many Jews to abandoned their homes and go into total isolation. The Frank family was one of many who endured Hitler's wrath. The Diary of Anne Frank is about a little girl who tells her story of struggle and courage through her diary.
Born on June 12, 1929, Anne Frank was a German-Jewish teenager who was forced to go into hiding during the Holocaust. She and her family, along with four others, spent 25 months during World War II in an annex of rooms above her father's office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. During the two years in hiding which Anne refers to as "a time when the ideals are being shattered and destroyed, when the worst side of human nature predominates, when every one has come to doubt truth, justice and God (pg.327)." Anne kept a diary that was given to her by her father, Otto Frank, on her birthday. Between June 1942 and August 1944, from Anne's thirteenth birthday until shortly after her fifteenth birthday, Anne recorded her feelings, her emotions, and her thoughts, as well as the events that happened to her. "…[I]deas, dreams, and cherished hopes rise within us only to meet the horrible truth and be shattered…yet in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart (pg. 327)."
Growing up Anne lived in a very wealthy and happy home. Her father was a very successful man. He owned his own business and provided more than enough for the Frank family. When Anne was born in Frankfurt am Maine, Germany on June 12, 1929 her mom and dad moved to Amsterdam, Germany. (Web. 5 Mar 2014.) Anne was one of many children, with one older sister and two brothers. (Web. 5 Mar 2014.) The Frank family always helped and served Germany whenever they could. (Web. 5 Mar 2014.) During WW1 Anne’s two brothers helped serve in the German army while her mom and older sister volunteered at different hospitals to help the troops. (Web. 5 Mar 2014.)
To start with, Anne Frank was 13 when the Holocaust began. About three years after the war was launched, it was necessary for the Frank family to go into hiding. Anne had a positive outlook on life. “In spite of everything, I still believe people are really good at heart,” (Goodrich and Hackett 540). The Frank family was with the Van Daans and Mr. Dussel in hiding. Having so many people in the annex, it got very crowded and it was difficult for everyone to get along. Her family and the Van Daans were arrested in 1944, about 25 months after they went into hiding. Margot and Anne went to Bergen-Belsen, Otto and Edith Frank went to Auschwitz. Mrs. Frank died in Auschwitz from starvation. Anne and Margot ended up dying
In 1938, the Frank family applied for visas to the United States but were denied because they were considered to be German Jews (Foray 335). However, this was sadly only the beginning of Anne’s difficulties. Not long after that, “Thirteen-year old Anne Frank began her now-famous diary on June 12, 1942, two years into the German occupation” (Foray 332). Then, in July 1942, as Hitler started invading more and more countries, the Frank family went into hiding in a secret annex located above a business w...
...er a whole two years in hiding, fifteen year old Anne and her family are found by the police and arrested. They are sent to numerous camps including Auschwitz. Anne died wither her older sister, Margot, in Bergen Belsen. The only member of the family to survive was Otto Frank, Anne's father. Once he found and read Anne's diary, he made sure it was published around the world so people could see what happened in Germany.
Anne Frank, born on June 12, 1929 was a teenage writer, who wrote everything about her experience during the Holocaust in her diary. She was from Frankfurt, but sudden moved to Amsterdam in February 1934 after Nazi’s seize of power, and their intentions for the Jews. Anne and her family was hidden in the Secret Annex, which was located behind a attic above a family owned business. The heroes that helped the Frank family was Johannes Kleiman, Victor Kugler, Jan Gies, and Miep Gies. They would risk their own lives helping the Franks. They finally got caught 2 years later in August 4, 1944 when an anonymous caller gave a tip to the Gestapo (German Secret State Police). Anne and her family was sent to concentration camps, which sadly herself, sister and mother died. Luckily her father Otto Frank survived and published her diary to share her
Lots of families had to hide during holocaust to prevent from going to Auschwitz. One of those families where Anne Frank’s family. According to The World of Anne Frank website, Anne frank was a Jewish little girl born on June 12 1929 in Frankfurt Germany. Having only one older sister, Margot Frank, Anne came from a small family. Her and her family were in the upper middle class and was pretty wealthy. Her father, Otto Frank, was a lieutenant for the German army then later became businessman. The Franks thought that life was good and everything was fine, until they heard about what was going on around where they were living. Lots of people thou...
Jews have perished because of their beliefs since the beginning of time but never have so many Jews been persecuted worldwide as they were in World War II. Anne Frank’s diary reaches a place within all of our hearts because it reminds us how easily the innocents can suffer. Sometimes we may choose to close our eyes or look the other way when unjustifiable things happen in our society and Anne’s tale reminds us that ignorance, in part, claimed her life. Sadly, her story is but one of many of those who died in the Holocaust and as with other Jews, her fate was determined by the country she lived in, her sex and her age.
Three weeks before they were found Anne wrote in her diary: “Day and night during every waking hour, I do nothing but ask myself have you given him enough chance to be alone? Have you been spending too much time upstairs? Do you talk about serious subjects he’s not yet ready to talk about...?” (Frank 212) They were discovered after two years of hiding and were deported to concentration camps. Her father is the only one of the eight people to survive in the concentration camps. She is an inspiration to many people around the world to have gone through all that at such a young age. Through everything she went through she had kept a diary. Anne Frank had a crazy, but scary childhood, but a good family by her side every step of the way, she died at a young age, and kept a diary which was published into a book.
The diary of Anne Frank, written over a two-year period, tells about her life while she and her family are in hiding in Holland. They are staying in a secret attic of the office building where Mr. Frank used to work in order to escape from the Nazis during World War II. During their stay in the annex, they are supported by several people in the office building, who risk their own lives to insure the secrecy of the Jewish hideout and to provide them with food and basic supplies. Much of Anne's diary tells about the daily routine of the occupants of the attic.
Anne Frank was a young girl that was Jewish. She was normal and had an entertaining life. When Hitler came into power the Frank family was in Amsterdam. Anne's sister, Margot, got a call-up notice. That meant Margot had to register with the goverment where she lived. Otto Frank, their father, then took the family into hiding. They lived in a spot Anne called the secret annexe. Also there was another family that eventually lived with them, and an elderly man eventually came into the annexe as well. The Van Pelse family was the family living there. In their family, they had only one son. They were surviving with false ration cards that an ally of theirs, Miep, got them.
However, the Nazis had gained power in some parts of Germany. The Nazis wanted all Jews to be killed. Otto Frank, Anne's father, did not hestitate to wait for the Nazis to come into full power. In 1933, the Franks left Frankfort. Mrs. Frank and the two girls joined her mother in Aachen, near the Belgian border. Otto Frank went to Holland and started a business in food products. In the spring of 1934, the Franks reunited and settled in Amsterdam.
Anne believes that “Paper is more patient with people” and expresses her longing for a confidant to which she may share her deepest desires. Moreover, she also confides a typical girl’s affections for girl friends and boy crushes. Contrary to the light and amusing tone of the first few entries of Anne Frank, her revelation of her family background uncovers sneak-peeks to the Jewish life in the Second World War, including the restrictive laws implemented by Nazis against the particular group of people. Prior to Anne’s first diary entry, the Franks, namely Otto, Edith, and their children, Anne and Margot, had emigrated to Holland from Germany to escape Hitler’s propaganda of Anti-Semitism; however, soon, they realize that they had not been liberated yet from the claws of discrimination when Anne’s elder sister, Margot, was summoned by the S.S., the elite Nazi guards, for a call-up, implying that she would be sent to a concentration