The Diary of Anne Frank
In this project, I will be comparing the life of Anne Frank to mine.
Firstly, I will give a brief timeline of the main events that took
place in her lifetime. Then I will begin to compare the various
aspects of her life to mine. Finally, I will draw up a conclusion.
Annelies Marie Frank was born in Frankfurt, Germany, just 60 years
before I was, 1929. During the first three years of her life, The
Great Depression happened. The National Socialist Party began to gain
support. In 1933, Hitler was made Chancellor. This was the same year
that Otto Frank and his family moved to Holland. A year later Anne
began school and in 1935 “Juden Verboten” (“No Jews”) appeared on
signs in restaurants and shops all over Germany. Later that year, the
Nuremburg Laws were introduced.
I can’t imagine what it would be like to know that I wasn’t wanted in
my home country. This was only the first hurdle for Anne, many were
yet to come.
Before Anne was thirteen, she had been sent to a special school
because of her religion and World War II had started. When Anne’s
thirteenth birthday came, she received a diary that changed the way
millions of people now think. A month later, her sister, Margot was
called to report to a transit camp. It was then that Otto Frank saw
the sign he needed to take the family into hiding. They were in a
secret annexe above the Opekta-Works in Amsterdam. Altogether with the
Van Daan family and Mr Dussel the dentist there was eleven people.
Through the two years they were in hiding, millions of Jews were being
taken to concentration camps to be killed. Anne lived in constant
fear. August 1944, the group in hiding are betrayed and split up into
various concentration camps, for four months the group live in doubt
and uncertainty as to who is still alive.
January 7th 1945, Auschwitz is liberated. Otto Frank is the soul
survivor from the annex.
Anne had a fairly middle class life up until she moved to Holland.
There she made new friends, but lived a lesser lifestyle. The only
comparison I can think of is when I moved to middle school. I was the
only one to go to Lindisfarne from my first school, it was hard at
first, but I soon made new friends. Obviously moving countries is much
harder than schools so I can only imagine what it would have been like
It wasn’t long...