Young Heroes

Anne Frank

by Marisol from Colorado

<a href=>About Anne</a>
About Anne

Annelies Marie Frank, known as Anne Frank, was born on June 12, 1929 in Frankfurt, Germany. She only had a sister and her parents. To be heroes, you need the right qualities to be named as a hero. Three qualities that make Anne a hero are hope, courage, and faith. Anne Frank was named as a hero by these three qualities.

Anne Frank had hope in someday being free and having a good life. She lived in Frankfurt, Germany in a normal house. After Hitler’s rules of sending Jews to camps, Anne and her family started looking for a place to hide. Anne’s dad found a great hiding place that would be safe to be in. In 1942, Anne and her family hid in a secret annex behind the Amsterdam office of her father’s business. Everyday she would write about her experience during hiding and the hopes she had of being free.

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Anne Frank was afraid of breaking Hitler’s’ rules, but had courage in going to school. Two years after hiding in the secret annex, Anne’s family got betrayed and arrested. They had courage in leaving the secret annex instead of running away. Anne and her sister, Margot, got sent to Nazis’ Begebelsen concentration camp in Germany in 1945. Anne and her sister handled the jobs they had everyday in the concentration camp.

<a href=>Anne Frank's tomb</a>
Anne Frank's tomb

Anne had faith in getting out of camp alive and well. Anne and Margot unfortunately died by contracting typhoid in March of 1945. Her mother, Edith, died of hunger and exhaustion in January 6, 1945. Anne’s father, Otto Frank survived the camp and was released on January 27, 1945.

Anne Frank had faith in staying alive, but unfortunately died. Her diary was first published in 1947 by her dad, Otto Frank. He wanted to have a memory of his family, and let everyone know how life was for Jewish people back then. Anne Frank is a hero by the way she was and the way she fought to survive in the concentration camp

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Last edited 4/24/2007 12:00:00 AM

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