The Life of Anne Frank
Language Arts and Literature
May 15, 2010
This research paper will explore the life of Anne Frank, the Jewish girl who managed to find hope and goodness in the midst of one of the saddest moments in history. I. Anne’s Birth and Childhood
A. Information on family
B. Life in Germany
C. Life in Amsterdam
II. Life During World War II
A. Description of the Secret Annex
B. Dates that it was occupied
C. Occupants of the Secret Annex
D. Anne’s writing – diary and short stories
III. Death and Posthumous Fame
A. Details of Anne’s death
B. Publication of her diary
C. Diary becomes known around the world
The Holocaust was a terrible event in the history of the world. Millions of stories of sadness come from World War II. One story that came out of this war, however, brings a message of goodness – the story that came from the pages of a diary belonging to a young Jewish girl, Anne Frank. The Diary of Anne Frank has been read by millions of people around the world since the end of World War II. Most Americans read the play that was made from Anne’s diary while they are in school. Aside from her diary and the play that was written, one might wonder who was Anne Frank? This research paper will explore the life of Anne Frank, the Jewish girl who managed to find hope and goodness in the midst of one of the most sad moments in history. Anne’s Birth and Childhood
Annelies Marie Frank was born in Frankfort, Germany on June 12, 1929 (Walters, 216). Her parents were Otto and Edith Frank and she had an older sister named Margot Frank. The Frank family was Jewish. For many years, Jewish people lived in Germany without any problems, but when Adolf Hitler his Nazi party were elected in 1933, life became difficult for German Jews (“Anne Frank”). Because of the trouble with the Nazis, Otto Frank moved to Amsterdam in 1933 to set up a new company with some...
Cited: “Anne Frank.” 19 Feb. 2008 United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Accessed
3 Mar. 2008. .
Walters, David M. “Anne Frank.” Globe Encyclopedia. 2006 ed. 214-18.
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