The Girl In Hiding Anne Frank

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Anne Frank
The Girl in Hiding Anne Frank wrote, “If the truth is told, things are just as bad as you yourself care to make them.”(Frank, April 14) Many people know that Anne was a girl who lived during the Holocaust, but she was so much more. Anne Frank changed the world by writing about her feelings through her diary in hiding during World War II. She showed optimism and appreciation through the horrible events of the Holocaust and the fear of being killed or sent to concentration camps. Anne left a legacy as the girl in hiding. The changing world affected Anne Frank.(spp) Before hiding the Franks were an upper middle class family living on the outskirts of Frankfurt. Anne had a sister named Margot, mother Edith Frank, and father Otto
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After being arrested by the Nazi’s they were sent to Auschwitz. Anne did not have her diary at this time, but their stories were later discovered. In Auschwitz, Anne, Margot, Mrs. Frank, and Mrs. Van Pels were considered “criminal Jews” for illegally hiding and were put under worse conditions(Colbert, 10 Days, Anne Frank). Anne and Margot were later sent from Auschwitz to Bergen-Belsen because of health conditions. In Bergen-Belsen “exchange Jews” were shipped from other camps and lived under better conditions. One of Anne’s old school friends, named Hanneli Goslar, was an “exchange Jew” and spoke to Anne. She also threw bread over the fence for Anne, luckily they were not caught, or else they would have been killed. The only person who survived life in concentration camp was Anne’s father. A week before being liberated Margot died of typhus, which spreads through lice.(cx) The sick sisters died, Anne being just a day after.(spp)( The Diary of Anne Frank: What it Means Today, Ross)Anne was only fifteen years old when she passed away. History.com explains that Edith Frank starved to death in Auschwitz sometime in January, 1945. The first boy Anne ever loved, and perhaps her only friend in hiding, Peter Van Pels, died in Mauthausen, May 1945. Hermann Van Pels, Peters father, passed in Spring, most-likely in Theresienstadt. Fritz Pfeffer died of illness in Neuengamme late December 1944. Anne’s father, Otto Frank, was liberated from Auschwitz on January 27, 1945. Otto later discovered he was the only survivor, and passed August 19, 1980. Concentration camps were brutal during the
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