The Diary of Anne Frank Thanks to the Nazis The Diary of Anne Frank Journeying back to the early nineteenth century, when Nazi forces occupied Germany during World War II, the lives of those living in this territory was spent in constant fear and anxiety. The Diary of Anne Frank leads readers through the harsh times of a family trying to escape imprisonment in concentration camps by Nazi soldiers, where death was almost certain. 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)."
Germans hated the Jews and felt disgusted with them so that’s why the Nazis would end so many families’ lives with children and babies. 6.5 million People died and 1.5 of the dead where children. The Nazis lost WWII to Russia and U.S. who were called The Allies the reign of Hitler ended when he committed suicide in 1945 so the Germans decided to surrender. The war was over so The Allies went to all the concentration camps and freed the people who were still alive. Works Cited www.google.com
This makes me angry, the fact that they managed to stay alive for so long to be killed anyway, because of one man. Hitler. The story of Anne Frank shows to me that the authority Hitler had made a fourteen yr old girl physically break down. The story shows just how oppression is converted into depression. The pressure in her mind was released by conferring with her diary.
She once said, “Despite everything I still believe people are truly good at heart.” Her diary, which she kept while her family was in hiding from the Nazis, shows the triumph of her spirit over the evil in the world even through the pain of adolescence. The Franks and Van Dans were hiding and they suffered many hardships, mentally and physically. Many people in Anne’s situation would have become bitter and resentful, but Anne never would despair. Unlike Anne Frank and Elie Wiesel who accepts the fact that their race is causing them to suffer, Jeanne Wakatsuki in Farewell to Manzanar divulge that she often feels very intolerable and inhibited about her race. During and after World War II, there’s a very... ... middle of paper ... ...mp Elie Wiesel named his story Night, as the motif of the memoir is also “night”.
Lola also tells of how, during her year of hiding, she hardly spoke. For Lola, the nightmare of the holocaust started when her parents died. Her father developed a blood disease that killed him after being brutally beaten by a group of Germans. Her grandfather died shortly after. Her mother, a seamstress who had papers to work outside of the ghetto, was shot by a Nazi - for no reason other than he wanted revenge on a gestapo officer who “shot my Jews… I’ll shoot his Jews” (Rein Kaufman).
Oskar’s grandmother is a critical character who strongly acknowledges the theme of grief throughout the novel. Like all characters in the novel, Oskar’s grandma experiences a great amount of grief- perhaps the most of any character. After her family fell victim to the Dresden bombings during World War II, the grandmother was left alone to live a life filled with sorrow. She later later is united with her sister Anna’s boyfriend, whom she marries. After the grandmother gets pregnant in hopes of saving her unsatisfying marriage, her husband leaves her.
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. Jews all over Europe feared for their lives and many were aware that the punishment for their religion depended on the country they were fortunate, or unfortunate, enough to live in.
Analysis of Eleanor Ayer’s Parallel Journeys During the Holocaust six million Jews lost their lives, while others lost their friends, family and dignity. Helen Waterford discusses her survival in the novel Parallel Journeys . Through Helen Waterford’s journey to hide, survive, and rejoin society, she realizes that she cannot dwell on what has happened to her but learn and become wise from what she has endured. In Helen’s lifetime, all she had ever known was that being Jewish was considered the worst thing a person could have been associated with . Helen met a man named Siegfried Wohlfarth, whom she married shortly after despite the uprising struggles of Jews.
In the concentration camps, they were tortured, both physically and psychologically, starved, beaten, forced to live like animals and literally worked to death. Perhaps the most famous personal interpretation of the Holocaust, The Diary of Anne Frank was written in Amsterdam in the years 1942 and 1944. The story is based on a Jewish family, originally from Germany, and was forced to move to the Netherlands to escape Nazi massacre. The Franks family lived in relative peace until 1940, when Germany occupied the Netherlands and enforced rigorous anti-Semitic laws. These extreme measures prohibited Jews from riding streetcars, forced Jews to attend separate schools, imposed boycotts of Jewish-owned businesses, and required Jews to wear yellow stars to identify themselves as Jewish.
Sophie was a Polish women and a survivor of Auschwitz, a concentration camp established in Germany during the Holocaust in the early 1940s. In the novel we learn about her through her telling of her experiences, for instance, the murder of her husband and her father. We also come to learn of the dreadful decision she was faced with upon entering the concentration camp, where she was instructed to choose which one of her two children would be allowed to live. She chose her son. Later we learn of her short lived experience as a stenographer for a man by the name of Rudolph Hoss, the Commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp.