The Diary of Anne Frank

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The Diary of Anne Frank

In this project, I will be comparing the life of Anne Frank to mine.

Firstly, I will give a brief timeline of the main events that took

place in her lifetime. Then I will begin to compare the various

aspects of her life to mine. Finally, I will draw up a conclusion.

Annelies Marie Frank was born in Frankfurt, Germany, just 60 years

before I was, 1929. During the first three years of her life, The

Great Depression happened. The National Socialist Party began to gain

support. In 1933, Hitler was made Chancellor. This was the same year

that Otto Frank and his family moved to Holland. A year later Anne

began school and in 1935 “Juden Verboten” (“No Jews”) appeared on

signs in restaurants and shops all over Germany. Later that year, the

Nuremburg Laws were introduced.

I can’t imagine what it would be like to know that I wasn’t wanted in

my home country. This was only the first hurdle for Anne, many were

yet to come.

Before Anne was thirteen, she had been sent to a special school

because of her religion and World War II had started. When Anne’s

thirteenth birthday came, she received a diary that changed the way

millions of people now think. A month later, her sister, Margot was

called to report to a transit camp. It was then that Otto Frank saw

the sign he needed to take the family into hiding. They were in a

secret annexe above the Opekta-Works in Amsterdam. Altogether with the

Van Daan family and Mr Dussel the dentist there was eleven people.

Through the two years they were in hiding, millions of Jews were being

taken to concentration camps to be killed. Anne lived in constant

fear. August 1944, the group in hiding are betrayed and split up into

various concentration camps, ...

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...could come down and have

hour long conversations with people I’ve never met before. Hearing

what Anne went through though makes me wonder how a seemingly

insignificant book kept her sane and positive for that amount of time.

August 4th, 1944. Just sixty years ago this year, the eleven were

betrayed. Nazi soldiers came storming up and took away everyone in the

room. They all went to concentration camps like Auschwitz. After a

month they were all separated, after a year ten were dead.

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.
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