Anne Frank

by Alexandrea from Ft. Morgan

Anne Frank as a teenager (Wikipedia)
Anne Frank as a teenager (Wikipedia)

Do you know who Anne Frank, the greatest writer of all time, is? Anne Frank was a female diarist of her experiences hiding during the holocaust, a horrid event throughout the 1930-1946s.

Anne Frank was born June 12, 1929 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. She was the second daughter of Otto and Edith Frank, and sister of Margot Frank. Both parents were Jewish. Otto Frank (who was German) had been in the German military. At the time Otto Frank had a job at a bank. At the beginning of 1933, the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP or Nazi party) came to the power of Germany. Adolf Hitler became the chancellor of Germany. Before long, there was discrimination against people who were of the Jewish faith. Otto and his family decided to move to the safety of Amsterdam. The Franks felt safe until the Germans invaded The Netherlands on May 10, 1940. Anne’s father couldn’t own a business. Jewish children couldn’t go to school with Aryan children, and every Jew had to wear a yellow star showing they were Jewish.

Anne Frank's famous diary page (Wikipedia)
Anne Frank's famous diary page (Wikipedia)

On June 12, 1942 Anne Frank celebrated her 13th birthday and received a red and white checkered diary as a present which was her favorite. Anne Frank and her family concealed themselves behind a book case in the upper unknown part of Otto Frank's business. Anne and her family took a very little amount of their property. Anne took her diary, a few books and a small number of sets of matching clothing. The hiding place was known to Anne by the name of "The Secret Annex." Anne Frank could not leave the Annex during the day, but throughout the nighttime her and her family were able to go to the restroom, bathing room, and offices. Anne Frank could not escape from "The Secret Annex" so her only way to avoid her thoughts and the people around her was to write them down in a personal diary. Anne Frank stayed in the Annex for about two-and-a-half years. August 4, 1944, Anne Frank and her family and friend were caught in the act of hiding, which for Jewish people in World War II it was against the law. The families hiding and two other men were arrested. The diary of Anne Frank was recovered by Miep Gies. Anne Frank's father, Otto Frank was the only one of the people hiding that survived. Anne and her sister Margot died of typhus and scabies in Bergen-Belsen, a work labor camp. A day before that she slipped into coma, along with her sister, Margot. Down below is a map that shows a map of the camps. The red dot is Bergen-Belsen and one is Amsterdam (where the Franks lived). Otto Frank inherited Anne Frank's diary and got it published for his daughter.

Anne Frank is my hero because she inspires me to never give up and to be an impressive writer like her. If she would have not have written her diary for you and I, we would not know anything about her experiences in the Secret Annex, encounter of the Holocaust, and just being a girl changing into a young lady with amazing writing abilities. I truly believe Anne Frank to be one of the best authors, diarists, and novelists of the 19th century. Her experiences of growing up in the Holocaust are touching and heartbreaking. Hopefully people today will end all holocaust events so no other children are ripped from their childhood memories, family, friends, and life.

Anne Frank's grave (Wikipedia)
Anne Frank's grave (Wikipedia)

Anne Frank was an awesome young lady and an extraordinary writer and diarist. As you can see I am proud to have Anne Frank as my hero and she is an extremely inspirational and an encouraging person.

Page created on 4/7/2008 12:00:00 AM

Last edited 4/7/2008 12:00:00 AM

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Related Links

Wikipedia - Anne Frank - This website explains a lot
Anne Frank and other Holocaust victims - A website on Auschwitz and BergenBelsen

Extra Info

In Memory of all the Holocaust Children who died working, during a sickness, and by murder.

Author Info

How could the world let a girl with such rare and wonderful talent go to waste? How could they kill her without giving her a chance? Isn't the golden rule to treat people how you want to be treated? Don't let the world murder more extraordinary gifted people. Don't be the one who starts it. "Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart." - Anne Frank