I See The Ever Approaching Thunder, By Anne Frank

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“I see the world gradually being turned into a wilderness, I hear the ever approaching thunder, which will destroy us too, I can feel the sufferings of millions and yet, if I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right, that this cruelty too will end, and the peace and tranquility will return again” (Frank 276-277). What kind of girl would be able to say such a beautiful statement with the possibility of death looming? Anne Frank could view the world in a way that is becoming near impossible- positively. She was a teenage Jewish girl who lived in Amsterdam, Holland during World War II. She and her family went into hiding in 1942 and were soon joined by the Van Pelses (Enzer and Solotaroff-Enzer, eds. xxiii). While she was in the attic, she wrote her diary, which would eventually become a famous historical document. She recorded her grumblings about her attic mates’ behaviors and her feelings about herself and the Van Pelses’ boy. Through the two year period she was in the attic, she wrote surprisingly philosophical observations of the world, and she also learned a vast amount of information about herself. After her death, her father published the diary, and “Anne Frank” quickly became a name that everyone knew. Although Anne’s time on Earth was brief and short-lived, her legacy has inspired many through her well-written diary. Annelies Marie Frank was born on June 12, 1929 at 7:30 A.M. in Frankfurt, Germany to Edith Holländer Frank and Otto

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