Anne Frank's Story
Getting Things Started
Anne Frank was a victim of the holocaust, one of the worst events to happen caused by humans. Unfortunately Anne Frank had to live through this tough time struggling to keep herself alive, and hidden. You will learn about Anne’s life before the holocaust, when she was in hiding, and when she was captured and was living her last days.
Life Before the Holocaust
Anne Frank was born on June 12, 1929 in Frankfurt, Germany. She was welcomed into a family of her mom Edith, her dad Otto, and her sister Margot. As she got older she enjoyed doing what most kids did, playing with her friends and being with her family, and just being a kid. On her thirteenth birthday Anne received an autograph book that she later turned into a diary, the diary that many of us have read and loved. Anne was a pretty normal kid. At least until after she turned thirteen that is.
Anne's Time in Hiding
Just weeks after she turned thirteen, on July 5, 1942 Anne’s whole family went into hiding. They hid in the Secret Annex, an empty space at the back of Otto’s work building. They hid with four other people, Fritz Pfeffer, Hermann and Auguste van Pels, and their son Peter. “Would anyone, either a Jew or non- Jew understand this about me, that I am simply a young girl in need of some rollicking fun?” Stated Anne on December 24, 1943, it had been one year and five months that Anne had been in hiding. Anne actually wrote part of her diary in form of a letter to a person named Kitty. Anne always wished that she could go back to playing outside with her friends, but she knew it wasn't safe enough quite yet.
Concentration Camp and Her Last Days
Wrapping it All Up
- Holocaust- When Adolf Hitler had Nazis go and kill or capture all the Jewish people they could.
- Concentration Camp- Where the captured Jewish people would go and get tortured to their death.