Survival in the Stories of Anne Frank and Gerda Weissman Klein

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Survival is being willing to do anything, defying all odds, to make it through a situation no matter how hopeless it seems. An example of survival in our own world today, is the people in the Philippines. Although the people in the Philippines didn’t experience a holocaust, they are still struggling to survive after a super typhoon ripped apart their lives. One of the most intense battles for survival in our history is the Holocaust, where Nazi Germany persecuted the European Jews. Two of the greatest survival stories during the Holocaust are the stories of Anne Frank and Gerda Weissman Klein. Both, Anne Frank and Gerda Weissman Klein’s horrific experiences during the Holocaust exemplify their outstanding courage to try and …show more content…
Survival is being willing to do anything, defying all odds, to make it through a situation no matter how hopeless it seems. An example of survival in our own world today, is the people in the Philippines. Although the people in the Philippines didn’t experience a holocaust, they are still struggling to survive after a super typhoon ripped apart their lives. One of the most intense battles for survival in our history is the Holocaust, where Nazi Germany persecuted the European Jews. Two of the greatest survival stories during the Holocaust are the stories of Anne Frank and Gerda Weissman Klein. Both, Anne Frank and Gerda Weissman Klein’s horrific experiences during the Holocaust exemplify their outstanding courage to try and survive during one of the worst times in history.

Anne Frank and her family lived in Germany during the time following World War I. When the Nazi party came to power in Germany, the Frank’s were forced to flee Germany, and they moved to the Netherlands. Shortly after they moved, the Nazi’s invaded the Netherlands. In order the save their lives, the Franks went into hiding when Anne was at the age of 13. They hid in a “Secret Annex” located in the building where Mr. Frank used to run his business. They had 8 people hiding in a chain of rooms that was smaller than most mobile homes. Because food was being rationed during the war, the Franks, and those that were hiding with them, had to survive on only two ration books. Anne used to

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