Honors English 9
28 April 2013
Anne Frank Research Paper
Annelies Marie Frank was born on June 12, 1929 to Edith and Otto Frank. Anne’s sister, Margot Betti Frank, was three years older. The Franks were German-Jews, which around the 1940’s was a very dangerous belief to have. For Anne’s thirteenth birthday she received a red and white checkered autograph album in which she used as her diary. Around this time the Holocaust was just beginning to really kick into high gears and extremes for the Jews. The Franks fled Nazi Germany for the Netherlands in 1933 to avoid persecution. The way the Jews were being treated in the Netherlands was becoming very similar to the Jews harsh treatment when in Germany. This meant that darkness was near, deportation and death was coming soon. With the knowledge of knowing what was next the Franks began to organize a plan to go into hiding shortly before Anne’s 13th birthday. One day in July of 1942 Margot received a letter informing her that she was going to have to prepare to go to a workers camp. This changed the Franks plans immediately and caused them to go into hiding the very next few days. Their hiding place in which Anne called the secret Annex in her diary was located in the upper-back portion of Otto Frank’s business at 263 Prinsengracht. About a weeks time after the Franks got situated into their new hiding area, they were soon joined by another family named the van Pels also known as the van Daans in Anne’s published diary. “Last to arrive of the eight people that were to hide in the Secret Annex was the dentist Friedrich “Fritz” Pfeffer also known as (Albert Dussel in the diary)on November 16, 1942.” ()Anne’s Diary describes and talks about the differences between the seven other people and their difficulties within their living situation. Throughout the pages the ink in the diary words of fears, worries, questions, hopes and a young lady attempting to find herself regardless of what she had to face...
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