What was Anne Frank’s life like and

What was Anne Frank’s life like and what did she ever do? This is a question a lot of people ask. Even though Anne Frank may look like an ordinary girl, it was her writing that brought a lot into history. How? You may ask. The answer written on here; lets begin.The Letter that changed everythingIt was July 1942, and Margot Frank, Anne Frank’s sister, had received a letter that would change all of the Frank family’s lives. It was a notice she received due to a labor camp, a place the Nazis forced Jewish people to go during the war. Since the Frank family did not want to be forced to go to a labor camp, where diseases were easily spread, just like any other family they decided to go into hiding. This greatly affected Anne and her family’s living style. Even though it is not clear the specific date the Frank family went into hiding, it was sometime in late 1942. The family did not know at this time that they will be living in silence for about two years, with another family that they barely know of.Anne’s father, Otto Frank gets help from his coworker, Miep Gies. She has a secret living space above an empty section of the company Otto works for. They called the hiding place “The Secret Annex” and hid with another family they didn’t know very well-the Van Pels and another man.Who Anne hid withAfter the Franks decided to go into hiding, Otto Frank invited the Van Pels to join. That meant in total, there were eight people hiding. The eight members in the Secret Annex were; the Franks; Anne, Margot, Edith, and Otto. They hid with  Hermann Van Pels, his wife Auguste, and their son Peter, who were also Jewish. Later on, Miep Gies’ Jewish dentist, Fritz Pfeffer will join them, a total of 8 hiding in the cramped living space. Miep risked their lives to go down into the office and smuggle food in the night. Days in The Secret Annex Time passed and the two families moved some of their belongings into the cramped building. Even though moving into another place can be exciting for some, eight  people cramped up in a small living space can be very stressful.  Most of them didn’t  have a place to themselves where they can be “alone” and limited things that they can do. They cannot step outside nor open the curtains during the day. Windows can be opened a crack during the night, but otherwise they had to keep them closed to not draw other’s attention. The people live in constant fear of being discovered, causing a lot of tension around the house. They also had to be very careful during the daytime because in the warehouse below them there were many workers. Anne passed the time by writing in a diary called Kitty as she named it. She had gotten that for her 13th birthday, a month before her family went into hiding. Anne started to novelize her diary right after she heard a broadcast from the Dutch government official who urged dutch people to keep their journals or diaries since they might be published. Anne also writes entries in her diary in a letter format, addressed to Kitty the diary. What was going around them in History The Frank family and many others lives were affected by the events that were going on around them. Before ey had to wear a yellow star on their clothes. Many stores and public places did not allow Jews inside, so the places where they can go was very limited.On July 1942, the first group of Jewish people of all ages are deported to extermination camps in German-occupied Poland. Around that time, many bombers release bombs to their targets. Anne writes in her diary that a british bomber had crashed into a hotel in Amsterdam. In 1943, even more Jewish people were caught and taken to extermination and labor camps. Everyone in the Secret Annex worries about the situation after if they get caught. ‘Nothing’s worse than being caught..’ Anne had written in her diary.Secret Annex discoveredOn August 4, 1944, the one thing the people in hiding have been afraid of for so long finally happened; they are all found and everyone is arrested, including their two helpers, Kleiman and Kugler. We do not know for sure how they were found since some of the mysteries remain unsolved, but some say they were found because someone had betrayed the ones in hiding and gave out the information to the Gestapo ( a secret police working for the Nazis).Jewish Camp and after WarAnne Frank’s family  and others were quickly moved.  All eight people who was in hiding were taken to an interrogation in a German prison. A few days later they are taken to the Westerbork Transit Camp, where they are assigned to barracks in the punishment block. The prisoners do a lot of unhealthy and grimy work. The next morning the Frank family and the rest of the prisoners get on a freight train to go to camp Auschwitz. Once they got to the spot, the prisoners that were arrested earlier are responsible of getting people off the train. German soldiers are there with dogs next to them and whips on their sides. The men have to line up on one side of the camp, the women have to on the other.  The Frank family was separated, and Otto Frank didn’t realize that this was the last time he will ever see his wife and daughters. The camp made them work in terrible conditions for hours. One of the Secret Annex members, Hermann Van Pels, was gassed and killed in the camp. A few months after, Fritz Pfeffer passes away from sickness, and so does Edith Frank. After that,  Peter Van Pels is moved to another camp, about 600 kilometers from Auschwitz. Anne and Margot Frank gets transferred once again to Bergen-Belsen. The condition is worse there- the camp was overcrowded and many had infections and diseases. The Frank sisters catches Typhus in the camp, a very harmful disease. They both pass away months after their mother’s death. Sadly, Otto Frank is the only one who was able to come back alive from the camp. However, there was some good news; someone had been able to save Anne’s diary so the Nazis won’t confiscate it. Finally on June 25th 1947, her diary gets published and later becomes translated in many languages. Many people worldwide reads a copy of her diary to find out her experiences during the war.Anne Frank’s diary brought a huge chunk into history during the Holocaust period, letting all of us know how hard it was for a normal family to just “live” in their lives. In conclusion, I hope you guys remember Anne Frank and the struggles during the Holocaust. We do not want anything repeated like this; nothing like the Nazis did to the Jews.

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