A Diary That Affected The World By Anne Frank

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Anne Frank wrote a diary that affected the world by showing she was a normal girl who wanted to be her true self. Her diary was the only place she could really be herself (Frank 1). Anne’s dream was that her diary would one day become a book. She wrote that she wanted to be famous and to help others. Her influence on World War II was based on her life experiences in hiding, and her diary.
Frank’s life was full of hard times and persecution. She was born on July 12, 1929. She received her famous diary on her 13th birthday, the same day of her very first diary entry (Frank 1). It was wartime 1942 in Amsterdam and Adolf Hitler was at his height of power (Byers 36). Hitler had given Germany the scapegoat they had been looking for: the Jews. World War II was raging across Europe, making its way toward changing the life of Anne Frank. The Nazis had taken much of Europe and there was barely a place the Jews could go without fear of being persecuted. The Nazi special forces, the SS Army, had taken away many of the Jewish families in Amsterdam and were offering a cash reward to anyone who turned in a Jew. The Nazis isolated the Jews from daily life: They only allowed the Jews to walk, gave them a curfew, banned them from swimming and going to the movies, and made them wear a yellow star so they could quickly be identified. Hitler fanned the flame of an age-old prejudice until it exploded into a violent hatred (Lewis 4). The icing on the cake for the Jews was when Hitler started…

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