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Anne Frank Essay

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“I Want to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people even those who I’ve never met, I want to go on living even after my death!” (from a Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank). This quote has a lot of meaning because she wanted to be remembered and I am now writing and telling about her eighty one years later. Anne Frank is a hero because she was a spirited young Jewish girl that had to go into hiding at the age of thirteen.

Life story of Anne Frank

After getting married Otto and Edith Frank settled down in Frankfurt, Germany. They’d soon have their two children. Margrot in 1926, and Anne Frank three years later. In his writing, Otto Frank remembers that the relationship between Anne and her mother was “… not particularly good understanding …” Anne Frank says in her diary, “I need my mother to set a good example … but in most matters she’s an example of what not to do.”
On August 4,1944 the members hiding in the Secret Annex were discovered by the Gestapo (German secret police). They were taken and interrogated. Meip explains later after they left, “Bep and I went up and got Anne’s diary papers.” Also, on that day the two male helpers were arrested and got taken to a concentration camp near the German border (probably so if Allied Forces raided Germany they could take them across). Meip Gies and Bep Voskujl were left at the hiding place. Anne Frank died in March, 1945, in Lower Saxon, Germany. The exact date is unknown. Anne’s sister died a few days before Anne.
When Otto Frank came back he wanted to keep the Annex emptied. The empty rooms symbolize the emptiness left by the millions of people who where taken away and never returned.

Anne’s Problems and Struggles

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