Anne Frank: A Light In The Dark

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Anne Frank A Light in the Dark Anne Frank once said, “I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.” Many people know that Anne Frank was an extraordinary diarist, truly an optimist, and a spunky, energetic girl, but did they know that she was wise beyond her years? She changed the world by blessing humanity with her extraordinary literature skills and imagination. She showed that even in horrible times, people could make the most out of it, and not wallow in their misery. She left a legacy as the light in the dark. Earlier times leading up to the arrest of Anne Frank and her Annex family were full of interesting events and emotion. The Franks moved into hiding because Margot had received a call-up for a “work camp” in Germany (Colbert 37). They were deeply suspicious, so instead they hid from the Nazis. The Annex was located in Amsterdam at their father’s workplace (bio.com). They were joined by Otto Frank’s coworker and his family, the Van Daans. Soon after being introduced to the many rooms they would stay in, they gave it the name “Secret Annex” (Colbert 38). They added a bookshelf to conceal the entrance (Christianson OL). Their life…show more content…
She was born in June 12,1929 in Frankfurt, Germany. Her full name was Annelies Marie Frank (Polak 453). Others thought Anne was happy, talkative, and spunky, but on the inside she felt conflicted. However, she was very hopeful that the war would end and life could return to normal. She believed that people were still truly good despite the war, as shown in her quote. Anne was known as a Jewish teenager, making her a victim of the Holocaust during WWII (bio.com). After being sent to Bergen-Belsen, she died from typhus only a few weeks before British soldiers liberated the concentration camp (Colbert 135). This was in March of 1945 just a couple weeks short of her sixteenth birthday (Polak 453). She had lived for 5,748 days (Colbert

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