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Anne Frank

by Natalie from San Diego

“How lovely that everyone, great and small, can make their contribution toward introducing justice straightaway…And you can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!” –Anne Frank, “G
Anne Frank (http://blogwalker.edublogs.org/files/2010/05/anne_frank_3-277x300.jpg)
Anne Frank (http://blogwalker.edublogs.org/files/2010/05/anne_frank_3-277x300.jpg)

Anne Frank is a noble hero who suffered greatly. She was a great symbol and inspiration to people everywhere. Her story deeply touched the hearts of many. Anne Frank was born on June 12, 1929, in Frankfurt, Germany. She was born into an upper-class Jewish family in the city of Frankfurt. For two years, Frank and her family remained stowed away with four other Jews in a few attic rooms above the office where her father worked. Anne and her family were exposed to many different places such as Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and many concentration camps. Anne Frank is considered a hero and a role model to many girl and women because she was courageous, she was strong, and her writing was a huge influence on the world.

Anne as a child. (http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/05_02/AnneFrank_228x294.jpg)
Anne as a child. (http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/05_02/AnneFrank_228x294.jpg)

Anne Frank was a very courageous girl once didn’t get frightened easily. She went along with her family wherever they travelled. They were always together and Anne’s courage helped them to be strong and keep moving forward. She was influenced by all the news and terror around her. She was trapped in a world where a way out seemed impossible to find. “I was upstairs with the Van Pelses in Peter’s room and I was helping him with his schoolwork….Suddenly someone came running up the stairs….then the door opened and a man as standing right in front of us with a gun in his hand and it was pointed at us….” Anne Frank was and will always be inspiring. She put others before her and was innocent. Fair and equality were just words that didn’t have meanings, but cruel and judgment were what they lived by. Anne was young and was influenced by the hard times that she lived in. She always had her diary named Kitty with her. Kitty was like her best friend, she told her everything. When Anne died, Otto found the diary and had it published. In it were all of her journal entries, so disturbing and revealing. “I never imagined how intensely Anne had occupied her mind with the problem of Jewish suffering over the centuries, and the power she had gained through her belief in God, this was a surprise to me.” Anne took everything that was happening very seriously and tried her best to help around in the Secret Annex. Since Anne was still maturing, those times probably scarred her for life. Never could she remove the images in her mind watching people get beaten and killed. Anne Frank will always be remembered as a courageous, brave girl who stood up for what she believed in and went through the hardest times, all for her family.

Anne Frank was and will always be inspiring. She put others before her and was innocent. Fair and equality were just words that didn’t have meanings, but cruel and judgment were what they lived by. Anne was young and was influenced by the hard times that she lived in. She always had her diary named Kitty with her. Kitty was like her best friend, she told her everything. When Anne died, Otto found the diary and had it published. In it were all of her journal entries, so disturbing and revealing. “I never imagined how intensely Anne had occupied her mind with the problem of Jewish suffering over the centuries, and the power she had gained through her belief in God, this was a surprise to me.” Anne took everything that was happening very seriously and tried her best to help around in the Secret Annex. Since Anne was still maturing, those times probably scarred her for life. Never could she remove the images in her mind watching people get beaten and killed. Anne Frank will always be remembered as a courageous, brave girl who stood up for what she believed in and went through the hardest times, all for her family.

The Diary of Anne Frank. (http://jeffwerner.ca/images/journal/anne-frank-diary-open.jpg)
The Diary of Anne Frank. (http://jeffwerner.ca/images/journal/anne-frank-diary-open.jpg)

Anne Frank’s writing was a huge influence on the world because it opened people’s eyes to the truth behind the Holocaust. Her diary was found with many entries and images of how Anne felt and what she wrote about all of her experiences. “The diary is translated, and adapted to both film and theatre. People all over the world get to know her life story, and are deeply touched.” The dairy can have a major influence on people because of the specific details in it and the little things that Anne wrote can deeply affect anyone. It will have a worldly message. The diary will be a symbol for Anne’s pain and suffering. The diary has information and stories that are so disturbing and even now, Otto shares how he still gets overwhelmed with the painful memories that his daughter went through, as he read in her diary. ‘Otto Frank recalls how he felt when he started to read the diary that first time: “I began to read slowly, only a few pages each day, more would have been impossible, as I was overwhelmed by painful memories.” ’ Anne’s diary is very powerful and contains many of her struggles, journals, stories, and feelings with vivid details that could influence anyone. The diary had touched many hearts and is still in the process. People will understand the struggles that this young girl went through. The diary of Anne Frank shall be shared with everyone so that it can continue opening eyes, touching hearts, and inspiring minds.

Anne Frank is considered a hero and a role model to many girls and women because she was courageous, she was strong, and her writing was a huge influence on the world. She was selfless and always open to help in any way she could. The only “person” she could spill her true emotions out to was Kitty, her diary. She had very few friends and supported her family’s every move. Anne Frank was and still is a role model, especially for young girls. She experienced the most horrific things and watched many prisoners disappear before her eyes. She was out to work and her life story moved me deeply. She is one of my heroes because of her courage and unselfishness. For most people, Anne Frank was someone that people could look up to. For others, she was treated unjust and was a helpless victim of harm, and it wrongdoing. If Anne Frank had survived, she would have been known for her life and not for her cruel, unjust death.

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