Anne Frank And The Holocaust

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The Holocaust was a depressing and devastating time in world history, that our society learns and teaches about today. This depressing time in history was lead by Adolf Hitler, the leader of the Nazis and killer of the Jews (“Anne”). He believed and brainwashed Germans to believe that the religion of the Jews was wrong, and all Jews should be persecuted for their beliefs. This forced all 300,000 Jews to fall under Hitler’s power and to be punished for their religion (“Anne Frank”). Persecution then came to Anne Frank, her family, and close friends. Although this was such a dark time in history, our society can take Anne, and the other children of the Holocaust, and learn to work together as a world to never let this terror of a time happen …show more content…

Born on June 12, 1929, in Frankfurt, Germany, Anne met her new family (“Anne”). This included her father Otto Frank, her mother Edith Frank, and her older sister Margot Frank (“Anne”). Anne’s family was a middle class Jewish family, during the time of peace in Germany (“Anne”). In the fall of 1933, the Frank family, moved from their home in Frankfurt, Germany, to Amsterdam, Netherlands (“Anne”). Anne enjoined reading and writing most during her childhood, but also liked to be with her friends that ranged from Dutch, German, Jew, and Christian (“Anne”). On Anne’s 13th birthday, she was given a red checkered diary to write in (“Anne”). In the diary she received, she wrote to her imaginary friend, Kitty, who went through life with Anne until the day she died (Wigoder …show more content…

The Dutch surrendered on May 15, 1940 (“Anne”). During war time, Anne wrote a passage in her diary saying “After May 1940, the good times were far and few between: first there was war, then the capitulation and then the arrival o-f the Germans, which then started the trouble with the Jews” (“Anne”). After the war, Anne Frank and her sister were forced to a segregated Jewish school (“Anne”). Then, all Jews wearing a yellow star of David at all times for people to know who the Jewish, and the non-Jewish people were (“Anne”). From then on, Jews weren't allowed to own businesses, and Jewish families were becoming more and more desperate. On July 5, 1942, only two years after the war, Margot, Anne’s older sister, received summons to report to a Nazi work camp located in Germany (“Anne”). The very next day, the Frank family went into hiding in the back of Otto’s company building (“Anne”). Accompanying the family, was one of Otto’s business partners, Hermann Van Paels, his wife Auguste, and son Peter (“Anne”). The families spent two years in hiding (“Anne”). Friends of the families brought food, and news on the outside world (“Anne”). To keep sanity and goodness, Anne was known to write extensive diary entries (“Anne”). On April 5, 1944, Anne wrote “When I write, I can shake off all my cares”

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