Anne lived a happy and normal childhood. Everything changed on September 1, 1939, when Nazi Germany invaded Poland and the Netherlands. Beginning in October 1940, the Nazi occupiers limited the Jewish rights in Netherlands. Jews were required to wear a yellow Star of David at all times and observed a strict curfew. On June 12, 1942, Frank 's parents gave her a red checkered diary for her 13th birthday.
Anne Frank, who wrote her diary in hiding with her family and a handful of acquaintances in an attic warehouse in Amsterdam, is the most famous child diarist of the Holocaust era.Following the war, Anne 's father, Otto Frank, the sole survivor of the group, returned to Amsterdam in the summer of 1945, where former employee Miep Gies gave him Anne 's diary and some further papers which she had found in the annex after the arrests. The diary first appeared in the Netherlands in 1947. Published in English in 1952 as The Diary of a Young Girl, the wartime journal of Anne Frank has become one of the world 's most widely read books. The Untold Diary Of Nonna Banister is the story of loss, love and
Miep was born on February 15, 1909, in Vienna. She married a dutch man and worked for Otto Frank and became close to his family. She hid the Franks in secret annex for more than two years after they were discovered by the Gestapo. She found Anne Frank’s diaries and returned them to Otto Frank, who later published them. Miep recorded her own memoir of the time in 1987 and died on january 11, 2010, at age 100.
My visit at the Holocaust Museum with some friends started off with a survivor guest speaker. She told us about how she lost her home, her family, and her rights in Hungary when Nazi Germany took over. Later on, we walked through the exhibit, learning about Germany, the rise of the Nazi Party, and their contribution of World War II. The guest speaker was a native Hungarian of Jewish descent, although we walked in after she started sharing her story we got a good look of how her life unfolded. She was a teenager when the Nazis took over.
Miep Gies worked as a secretary for Otto Frank’s company, Opekta, in Amsterdam for around ten years. In June of 1942, the Franks had to move from Germany to Amsterdam because the family took notice of Hitler coming into power. Knowing Miep Gies was Otto’s secretary, he requested that Miep helps him and his family whilst they hid in Amsterdam. While Miep was assisting the Franks and the Vaan Pels, she was assisting many other families, much like that of a secret agent. In 1944 the people in hiding are arrested, not including Miep, and sent to
In 1945 he and two of his sister were freed from Auschwitz. He came to write about his experience in the book Night. Night and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak are both novels that give you a look into the dark side of the Nazi German Society. Markus Zusak is a modern novelist, born June 23, 1975 in Sydney, Australia. Markus’s mother, Lisa is a native of Germany, she told him the stories of the
The film Hidden in Silence is based on a true story. During WWII, while Jews are sent to ghettos, Catholic teenager Stefania Podgorska (called Fusia in the movie) helps 13 Jews to save their life while raising her little sister. The film is not very explicit in the violence against the Jews; instead, it conveys a message of hope for mankind, despite the horror humanity shows itself in sensitive ways throughout the film. During the Holocaust, Fusia protects thirteen Jews men, women, and children in the attic of her home for more than two years. Every day, she risks execution by given food and water to the silent friends and neighbors living above her.
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
All But My Life, by Gerda Weissmann Klein, is an absolutely amazing autobiography. Gerda tells about her childhood and how she grows into an adult in many German labor camps. Gerda’s home town has been taken over by the Germans during the holocaust. Her wealthy jewish family is forced to live like slaves until they are separated and moved to different German camps. Gerda tells her story like the reader is there with her.
Anne Frank, a young victim of the holocaust, was born June 12, 1929. During the invasion of the Netherlands, Anne and her family went into hiding to escape Nazis persecution of the Jews. Furthermore, while Anne was in hiding, she received a diary from her father Otto Frank on her thirteenth birthday. In this diary, she was able to express her innermost, personal thoughts and hopes during world war