The article, “The Girl Who Lived Forever”, by Kristen Lewis, describes the hardships of Anne Frank, a Jewish girl, and her family, who like millions of other Jews, perished at the hands of the Nazis during WWII. Anne Frank lived during one of the most terrifying and horrific historical events the world has ever seen, the Holocaust. She and her family managed to survive for 2 long years in hiding, by living in a secret annex behind her father’s pectin factory. In August of 1944, the SS captured Anne and the others hiding in the annex. All but Otto Frank, Anne’s father, perished in the Nazi concentration camps. Though they lived through unspeakable and unimaginable challenges, Anne, her family and their friends showed a tremendous amount of courage trying to defy Hitler and his evil regime.
Anne Frank was growing up in the era of Hitler and anti-semitism. She and her family were all accustomed to living a comfortable, normal, and fairly affluent lifestyle. Adolf Hitler, the German dictator of the time, believed that Jewish people deserved to be confined and killed on a massive scale. The Franks moved out of their house only with limited food into a secret room in an office building, cramped together silently with nothing to occupy their minds except each other and books. This silent, stealthy, boring lifestyle made life incredibly difficult for the hyperactive person Anne was. Not only that, she and her family lived in constant fear of being caught. Any small noise would have been enough to separate the family and send them to concentration camps across Europe. Anne had to overcome the adversity of this new lifestyle of fear and absent-mindedness. Secondly, The Franks shared space with other people in hiding. In this instance, food had to be rationed to an extreme. The family did not expect the war to go on for this long. Of course, they could not be free people again until the war was over. Only small bits of food could
Anne had to suffer many hardships throughout her life especially while in hiding. During this time, the living conditions were poor, relationships formed within the Annex, and having enough food for everyone was very difficult. As the Nazis began invading Germany, the Franks made their way to the Netherlands to begin hiding.
Anne had a heart filled with hope and had a bright future ahead of her, as the war progressed she began to see the suffering of the people around her. Everyone did love her personality. She was very curious, talkative, and playful and was lots of fun to be around. Anne had a hunger for knowledge and was very optimistic. Writing was always her favorite thing. It calmed her from the rages of the world, she could just write and be herself. When she went into hiding she lived in a place called the Secret Annex. A Secret Annex was a building that was placed between two buildings. The first floor was Otto Frank's business and the second was the hiding spot. The real name in Dutch meant behind or back, so in the diary, they used the term Secret Annex. For over 2 years she lived in the secret home, and that is when she got her journal at the age of 13. Almost every day she would write about her current life and the things going on around her. She would write about how much she missed her friends from school and often missed being outside out in the open air. When the Van Pels moved in they had a son named Peter, Anne would play around with Peter, take his shoes and hide them. She thought it was very amusing, Peter didn't quite think so.
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl described the ordeal of a young girl named Anne Frank. The diary was written over a period of two years. She obtained her diary on her thirteenth birthday and she cherished it very much. At first, she wrote about her life in Amsterdam and lightly described the movement against the Jews. However, “After May 1940 good times rapidly fled: first the war, then the capitulation, followed by the arrival of the Germans, which is when the sufferings of us Jews really began” (Frank 6/20/42). When the Nazis called to take Margot away on Thursday, 9 July, 1942, Anne and her family moved with the Van Daans and their son to the “Secret Annexe.” The "Secret Annexe" were a few rooms hidden behind Mr. Frank’s old office.
When people hear War World II or The Holocaust they often think about the "Diary of Anne Frank". Anne 's diary was published in 1947 telling the story of her family hiding away in an Sercert Annex from the Nazi party. There were eight people hiding in the annex, her diary shows that they were in hiding for two years. Facts say that on August 4th 1944 Anne and everyone in the annex were sent to their first camp.In total documents show that she went to three camps, two being death camps. Anne Frank did not live to see the liberation of her camp; but her father lived to be 91 years old.
Even though Anne lived in confinement and in such circumstances she didn’t give up on herself and was still optimistic. This shows that Anne Frank is a strong person, at an early age she was able to not lose hope and still believed that people are really good at heart. She continued to grow as a person and still had positivity in
While in hiding, Anne Frank was closed off from the world as she was not allowed to leave the “Secret Annex”. To pass time Anne would read books and wrote in an autograph book she received for her 13th birthday, the book in which she used as a diary described her life in hiding, her various thoughts, and relationships with the members of the Secret Annex in which Anne was hiding in. Before going into hiding, Otto Frank had notified a few of his most trusted workers where they would be hiding. The workers would shortly visit the annex to tend the Franks with necessities such as food and gave news of the war. Although life was hard, their survival from Hitler’s regime seemed promising until in a sudden sad turn of events, one of Otto’s workers
That is truly amazing. Anne makes everyone happier and just smile more. She can bring the best out of people and, in situations. Anne is just being a teenager and trying to have fun. I truly hope I can be like Anne someday. This girl went through torture and pain and still kept a smile on her face. Meanwhile if teenage doesn't acquire an iPhone they have a fit. We all need to take lessons and look at what's really important in life. Anne knew that family is more important than anything. She would do anything for them, it played a major role in making sure everyone wanted to continue on the journey they were all fighting for. If Anne was not a part of this hiding, who knows what would have happened. I'm so glad I was able to be taught a lesson from such an aspiring young woman, who had a horrible fate. We can not even comprehend the full story on what went on in the attic. There could've been much more terrible situations that happened in hiding that we will never know about. Nobody can judge anything that happened in hiding, because they will never truly know how it felt to be cooped up for two years. We should all give the Frank family our most respect. Especially to have a little girl who believed in people so
By June 12, 1942, Anne Frank had been alive for thirteen years; as a gift, she received a diary. Her thirteenth birthday present was used to record her thoughts and emotions built up over the two years that she and the others stayed hidden away in the secret annex after her sister, Margot Frank, was called to a German concentration camp. This, an excerpt from Anne Frank 's diary, displays the horror that was felt: “I was stunned. A call-up, everyone knows what that means. Visions of concentration camps and lonely cells raced through my head.” A normal teenage girl shouldn’t have to endure these types of things. It was courageous of Anne to even write in the diary. She is truthful about the horror of this historical event. She could have left out the gruesome details but if
Growing up during the Holocaust was a rough time especially for Anne. Growing up in a small cramped annex with strict rules and a family she hardly knew was not an easy transition from her living in her own home with some to no rules. To go into hiding Anne had to give up all of her friends and leave the school she was attending. It was like her and her family just disappeared. While staying in the annex for two years Anne has shown many characteristics of a survivor such as being friendly, becoming composed and having an optimistic attitude.
The people hiding knew they were in trouble. Nazi officers questioned someone helping them hide which led to and investigation of all rooms of the building in the office. Soon the Nazi’s came to the room with the secret enterance behind a hinged bookcase. Once the discovery of the enterance to the hiding space the officer entered to arrest the people who spent two years in fear that this event would come. “I remember that day as if it were yesterday. I was so scared as I heard the officer with the gun run up the stairs,” Anne stated as she grew with anxiousness throughout the interview. AFter being caught by the Nazi’s their valuables were collected and they were given five minutes to head out of the annex. One thing that was not viewed as a valuable was Anne’s diary. Anne had spent two years writing in her diary. Each entry would be titled with “Dear Kitty,...” until her last entry right before she had to abandon it for her new life in concentration camp. Four days later she was sent to the camp Westerbork only to be sent to Auschwitz later in September. “ I remember the amount of happiness I felt when I was sent to the barracks and not to the gas chambers even if I still had to suffer the pain of a concentration camp. I wanted to survive as long as I could,” says Anne Frank. About two months after being sent to Auschwitz she was sent to Bergen-Belsen where she had to leave behind her mother, father, and more. She was sent with her sister Margot who is extremely ill currently. “ I am all bones right now and starving but I am try to fight even if my parents are probably still not alive. I miss my parents dearly,” states Anne as tears start down her face. Anne’s story is just one of many in this camp, but any story of this horrible time must be
What we can learn from the Holocaust just by examining a single victim is a lot more than just concentration camps and gas chambers. Anne’s diary entries show how she and her family reacted to this situation. In order to survive, they had to move into Mr.Franks work annex to avoid capture. The eleventh page is in the book we read about Anne’s diary entries said that Anne couldn’t even go downstairs to grab a pencil. The area they stayed in was still in business, so if they went downstairs and someone heard or found them, they could be almost immediately caught. The situation also had the Franks sharing their new home with Mr. Van Daan and his family. Anne had never been in a situation such as this one, so the experience must have been frightening,
In the news article, ¨The Controversy over Anne Frank's Legacy,¨ published by JTA, and written by Toma Nugend, I agree with what is being said about Anne Frank during the Holocaust. I agree because, although Anne did live in hiding with little food and more people than the annex could have fit, she did have a safe place to stay and much more food to eat than others during her stay in the annex. Anne did not experience as much as others did during the Holocaust. There were some who were in the camps for much longer than Anne was and didn’t have the luxury of staying in hiding for two years with people helping them on the outside. I think if some of the things that were kept out of the diary, ended up staying in the diary or if she was allowed
During the devastating time of World War II, a Jewish teenage girl wrote a diary about the gruesome events she witnessed, this diary was named, Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank. Anne Frank lived in Holland and went into hiding when her sister, Margot, got a letter to go to a reception camp. The Franks faced terrifying moments during hiding. They witnessed war outside their window and stayed in the same house without even going outside for about two years.To add on, the Franks had to keep in mind how every day they could be arrested or even die. Sadly Anne and her family are arrested and are sent to Auschwitz, a concentration camp where she would later die. While in hiding, the Franks and the Van Daans, who were also in hiding with them,