"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart." -Anne Frank


Anne Frank was born on June 12,1929 in Frankfurt,Germany. Her father,Otto Frank was the son of very wealthy parents . He was a lieutenant in the German Army in World war 1. Anne was very close to her father and had a distant relationship to her mother. She also had a sister named Margot.


She left her native city with her parents and elder sister, Margot. After a stay of some months in Aachen, they settled in Amsterdam, where her father, Otto, had a business. Her early years in Amsterdam were relatively normal, but after Germany's invasion of the Netherlands on May 10, 1940, and especially after a series of harsh anti-Jewish decrees introduced in the following months, the situation of the Jews in the country worsened considerably.


Of the eight people who had lived in the annex, only Otto Frank survived the Nazis' "final solution to the Jewish problem." When Russian troops liberated prisoners from Auschwitz, he returned to Amsterdam, hoping to find news that his daughters were alive. The day that Otto Frank received a letter notifying him of Anne and Margot's deaths, Miep Gies gave him Anne's writings. Grief stricken, Mr. Frank could not read them for days. When he finally found the strength to read them, he did so only little by little.


Her most important literary achieviment was a diary of the events taking place in Prinsengracht. When German police raided the hiding place,they scattered the pages of the diary on the floor.They were collected by Elli Vossen and Miep van Santen and handed them to Otto upon his return.Through her diary , Anne Franks life has become a metaphor , a symbol for the six million Jews who were murdered in concentration camps during World War ll, as well as for all people persecuted or discriminated agianst their beliefs, their race, r any other reason given at the timeor since.In July of 1942, about a month after Frank received her diary, she and her family ,along with four other Jews, went into hiding from the Nazis.Living in the cramped and quiet attic space above her fathers buisness office in Amsterdam, Franks coming of age is recorded in the pages of her diary. In Anne Franks diary the reader comes face to face with the inner thoughts of the adolescent Anne as she charts her own development -warts and all .Its in the diary that the reader discovers the flesh and blood Anne Frank not the metaphoric Frank, symbol of the HOLOCAUST.


Anne Frank became a young woman in the pages of her diary. It was an incredibly compressed journey, and along the way she discover what she wanted to do once the insainity was ended was to write books. She also realized that her diary would be her first book. To enhance the image of this long-awaited friend in my imagination, I don't want to jot down the facts in this diary the way most people would do, but I want the diary to be my friend, and I'm going to call this friend Kitty." Over the course of the next two years what she wanted to do once the insanity of war was ended was to write books.Into the diary also went Frank's own concerns and dreams, even her love for Peter Van Pels ("van Daan" in the diary) and their first clumsy kiss. She was honest, as well, about the difficult relations she and her mother had and was as critical of her own motives and actions as she was of others.

"Until I read Anne Frank's diary, I had found books a literal escape from what could be the harsh reality around me. After I read the diary, I had a fresh way of viewing the both literature and the world. From then on, I found I was impatient with books that were not honest or that were trivial and frivolous". Alexandra Fuller


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