The Holocaust is the mass murder of Jews under the German Nazi regime during the period 1941–45. More than 6 million European Jews, as well as members of other persecuted groups, such as gypsies and homosexuals, were murdered. Anne Frank was a young girl who had to live in a secret annex with her family starting July 6Th. The Van Pels family joins them a week later. The two families already know each other: Otto Frank and Hermann Van Pels are business partners.
In the year 1933, the persecution of Jews and their families due to the holocaust had begun. Hitler had come to power, and made Nazi Germany believe the Jews were the problem. The Jewish families were forced into hiding or else they would be taken away to concentration camps or killed. One of the families in 1945, being persecuted were the Franks. Anne Frank was 13 when they moved into the hidden annex above Mr. Kralers office building.
Anne Frank was a young girl around the age of 13 when they first went into hiding. They were in hiding for two years, from the year 1942 until 1944. Then once they took her out of hiding, she went to the nazi’s concentration camps. She died at the age of 16 in Bergen-Belsen in Germany. In the play Anne Frank said,“In Spite of everything, I still believe people are good at heart”.
When Anne and her family quickly evacuate their house and arrive at their hiding place, Mr. Frank says boldly to Anne and Anne’s sister, “There are no bolts, no locks that anyone can put on your mind. Miep will bring us books. We will read history, poetry, mythology” (Goodrich and Hackett, 22). Clearly, Mr. Frank displays a sense of faith in what his family will be able to do and accomplish in their sizably smaller dwelling. At the same time, he is able to make the best out of the situation they are in; Mr. Frank’s belief in his family’s future, and in himself, enables him to be more complaisent and open-minded about their situation and their hiding place.
With this attitude, Anne makes the people around her more positive too, and able to enjoy what they still have. Lastly, the text says, “The first thing I stuck in was this diary, and then curlers, handkerchiefs, schoolbooks, a comb and some old letters. Preoccupied by the thought of going into hiding, I stuck the craziest things in the bag, but I 'm not sorry. Memories mean more to me than dresses” ( Frank). Anne also still cares about her
Imagine how it feels to be stuck in a tiny, miniscule room for almost two years, not able to make a sound or movement and if heard by someone,death or concentration camp is the destination? The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett is about a small family which consists of Anne, Margot, Mr. Frank, and Mrs. Frank who were in a shock of fear, and went into hiding during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Over the course of the story other characters join the family into hiding such as Mr. and Mrs. Van Daan, and their son Peter. During the time of hiding, Anne kept a diary to write down all her thoughts, fears, and feelings and was later known to be the most important piece of literature from the times of the Holocaust. The story takes you through their everyday lives of hiding in the annex which also includes arguing and times of happiness. The most important thing that the Franks and Van Daans went through was a time of fear. No matter how much happiness came through in their lives they always had fear jumbled up inside their heads.
Anne Frank’s Character Development Throughout the War Throughout World War II Anne Frank was kept hidden away in a 500 square foot building they came to call the Secret Annexe. Anne Frank, her family, and the Van Daans endured difficult times of hunger, thirst, and lack of privacy cornered by walls for over two years. Anne confided her observations and feelings of the hard times within her diary she named Kitty. By writing in her diary both before and after the war, one could visibly notice how Anne went into the Annexe as a juvenile and came out as a young adult.
(Hook) World War II was a dark period in the history of the world, where about six million Jews were killed in Nazi concentration camps. (Bridge) A few of those individuals were Anne Frank and her family. (FS1) Anne Frank and her family were Jews, living in a time period where it was illegal to be of that ethnicity and religion. (FS2) On July 6, 1942 the Frank family was forced to go into hiding to avoid being sent to a concentration camp. (FS3) At the Annex where they were hiding, Anne and her family were facing new struggles everyday, such as arguments and dislike. (Thesis) In The Diary of Anne Frank, author Anne Frank reveals to the reader that (I) all people are fallible, (II) maturity is more than a physical change, and (III) all humans
Hunger, deprivation, and loss of freedom from the outside world were all common feelings in the Secret Annex. For months mental and physical illness could be felt deeply. There was no time for leisure or having a childhood with fear of the fear of the Nazis coming to take either the Frank or Van Daan family. Nor talking, walking, or even using the toilet were permitted. Every day in the Annex was a bore for Anne since she was no longer able to express herself.
She writes in her diary, “You no doubt want to hear what I think of being in hiding. Well, all I can say is that I don't really know yet. I don't think I'll ever feel at home in this house, but that doesn't mean I hate it. It's more like being on vacation in some strange pension” (StudySync). Even though Anne knows she is supposed to hate the place she is at, she still manages to compare it with something happy.
You never realize how valuable a thing is until you experience it. The dining rooms are very small here because there is one to each block” (Oppenheim). In another story, “Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl”, Anne Frank and her family are forced to into hiding because of the recent attacks from Nazi’s in Germany. Anne writes, “I don't think I'll ever feel at home in this house, but that doesn't mean I hate it. It's more like being on vacation in some strange pension...
Their family included Hermann and Auguste, along with their son Peter. This was Otto’s original idea, and he thought that having another family in the apartment would lessen the tension between everyone. It turns out, them taking up the empty space wasn’t such a good idea with the results of stress and fighting. The Franks didn’t let this keep them from making another decision that again affected the others, because they soon let Fritz Pfeffer join the hiding. This caused roommates to be switched, like how Margot had to move into the bedroom with her parents and Anne now had to share a room with Fritz.
She needed a compromise between her past self, and her current self. Anne decides to to admire the world with all of its beauty, and everything it has to
The play The Diary of Anne Frank ends with the statement "In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart." These words were found in a diary entry from July of 1944, several months before she perished in a concentration camp. After reading her story, people have asked questions such as “Why might Anne have felt this way during her ordeal?” or “ What does this reveal about her character and her views about life?” Anne experienced numerous different horrors that we could not even begin to imagine. How do you think you would feel under the conditions that the nazis forced Anne Frank to deal with? Anne’s words, “I guess we can't really blame them, they are just thinking back to when they were our age” reveal much about
The 1940s were a crucial time all over the world with hardships and wars going on for years. Within these wars, two little girls that have been apart of it their whole lives, have shared their experiences through a diary and a book of stories. The Diary of Anne Frank is about a young jewish girl named Anne Frank, who has to go into hiding with her family in order to not get caught and taken away by the Nazis in Amsterdam, and while in hiding, records her experiences and thoughts into her diary. Farewell to Manzanar is a book based on a girl named Jeanne Wakatsuki who is seven years old at the time, and gets taken away with her family to Manzanar encampments, as the U.S. government doesn’t want to risk any Japanese Americans possibly giving up information to the Japanese as they are at war with them. Anne Frank and Jeanne Wakatsuki have many similarities and differences throughout their lifetimes on the run from the war.