History: Anne Frank

Anne Frank was one of 8 people that hide in The Secret Annex while Germany was under Nazi control. She was born in the 12th of June 1929, to Edith and Otto Frank. She was the original writer of “The Diary of a Young Girl”, also known as “The Diary of Anne Frank”. In this diary she wrote about what it was like being Jewish while living in Nazi occupied Amsterdam. She originally wrote in Dutch, but the Diary has since been translated into over 60 languages. In her early life, she showed talent in both reading and writing and was said to have written frequently; although she refused to disclose any information on what she was writing. Her sister, Margot Frank, show talent in arithmetic. Anne originally went to a Montessori school, while Margot went to public school. After the Nazi’s invaded the Netherlands, they both were forced to transfer to a Jewish Lyceum. In the end they both died in the Bergen-Belsen Concentration camp, due to an out break of Typhus and shock. Anne was 15 when she died. The camp later was burned to prevent spread of the illness, Anne and Margot were buried in a mass grave in an unknown location and there is a tombstone dedicated to them in the remains of the former camp. Interview with one of the helpers.

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