The Diary of Anne Frank Essay

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The Diary of Anne Frank

In this project, I will be comparing the life of Anne Frank to mine.
Firstly, I will give a brief timeline of the main events that took place in her lifetime. Then I will begin to compare the various aspects of her life to mine. Finally, I will draw up a conclusion.

Annelies Marie Frank was born in Frankfurt, Germany, just 60 years before I was, 1929. During the first three years of her life, The
Great Depression happened. The National Socialist Party began to gain support. In 1933, Hitler was made Chancellor. This was the same year that Otto Frank and his family moved to Holland. A year later Anne began school and in 1935 “Juden Verboten” (“No Jews”) appeared on signs in restaurants and shops all
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Otto Frank is the soul survivor from the annex.

Anne had a fairly middle class life up until she moved to Holland.
There she made new friends, but lived a lesser lifestyle. The only comparison I can think of is when I moved to middle school. I was the only one to go to Lindisfarne from my first school, it was hard at first, but I soon made new friends. Obviously moving countries is much harder than schools so I can only imagine what it would have been like for Anne.

It wasn’t long before her eleventh birthday, around the same time that
Jews were starting to be “erased” from Germany. At this time, Anne had to go to an all Jewish school. This was her first experience of other people hating her because of her own religion.

Anne wasn’t able to speak to her friends, go to the cinema/theatre, go shopping, use a telephone or even go to the park. All of her everyday activities and rights were taken away. If this happened to me, I don’t know what I would do to keep entertained.

All this time spent in Holland, her father had foreseen what was happening and was planning to go into hiding. It finally happened in
1942. Anne was thirteen and had received the famous diary, her elder sister; Margot had been called in for a work camp. This was the final signal Otto needed. They moved into the secret annexe on July 6th,
1942. A week later they were joined by the Van Daan family and Mr
Dussel the dentist.

For two years they lived

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