AoW: Word War II & Anne Frank
I have no idea what it would be like to have to be afraid that someday, some general will come, seperate my family and I, and send us off to die painfully just because I believe in a certain religion. A 14 year old girl should not ever have to worry about this but sadly, Anne Frank, a year younger than me, did. World War II was a horrible war that caused the death of 55 million people. The group of people that were mainly targeted were Jews. Adolf Hitler, the dictator of Germany at the time, believed that the Jewish people were to blame for the defeat of Germany during World War I and he wanted to make them suffer. Obviously this man was crazy. 1 ½ million of the victims were under the age of 14, that’s 1 ½ million people who are my age or younger. People that should have lived a long life but instead were beaten, starved, gassed, shot, or burned to death. Anne was one of those million. Her family went into hiding with another family into a room called The Secret Annex. They had people help them survive for 2 years in that secret room until they were found and brought to the concentration camps. Anne died as a teenager and I just don’t see how any person could be so sick as to just sit back and watch innocent people with plans for their future and goals that they would like to reach, die at his request. I honestly don’t believe that those people that were a part of this disgusting way of murdering people got high enough punishment for what they did. They deserved a life with nothing to look forward to because that is what those kids would have liked, a life. World War II was a horrible and sad part of our past and those 55 million people were brave in ways I didn’t think was possible. It doesn’t matter if I didn’t know them, I know that they were brave and that they were proud of who they were because no matter what religion you believe in, no matter what the thoughts inside your head are, you are you. And you should not be...
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