Anne Frank Biography – A Victim of Nazi Terror
Anne Frank was one among the victims of the Jewish genocide, “The Holocaust” ordered by Nazi Germany. Her daily scribbles in a diary during the hideout from the Germans are one of the most widely published, world famous accounts on the atrocities faced during the Holocaust.
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Anne Frank Biography
Annelies Marie Frank was born on June 12, 1929 in Frankfurt, Germany. Her parents, Otto Frank and Edith Frank were liberal Jews who never followed the customs and traditions of Judaism. With the Nazis coming to power in Germany in 1933, fearing Hitler’s anti-semitism, the Anne Frank
's family fled to Netherlands. However, when Germany invaded Netherlands, the Franks could foresee that death and deportation was near for the Jews also there. With all the borders closed, and finding it difficult to escape, the Franks went into hiding on July 6, 1942.
Anne Frank House
The family’s hideout or the Secret Annex, now known as Anne Frank House
, was an upper-back portion of Otto Frank's business. They lived in congestion with four others. Anne had received a red-white check autograph album on her thirteenth birthday, which she used to write about her day-to-day experiences. During the two years of hiding, Anne wrote about her fears, hopes and experiences, and about the conflicts between those living with her at the hideout. However, on August 4, 1944, the German police captured them. Anne and her sister were transported to a concentration camp, where both died of Typhus in March 1945. Years after the defeat and death of Hitler, Anne’s father and some others intervened in preventing the Secret Annexe from demolition, and opened it for the public as Anne Frank House on May 3, 1960.
Anne Frank Quotes
Anne’s writings in the diary are inspirational and are famous as Anne Frank quotes. It is quite difficult to believe that these words of wisdom came from a young teenager, who lived in a state of terror. Most of these quotations were honest remarks from her heart, symbolizing the mental agony and frustration she had to confront, as a teenager forced to live in confinement. Anne’s diary was restored by one of her father’s employees, Miep Gies, and was later published by her father as “The Diary of Anne Frank”.Picture Source: flickr.com/14476629@N06/