Anne Frank’s Diary: A Glimpse into the Life of a Young Girl in hiding during the Holocaust
Born on June 12, 1929, in Frankfurt, Germany, Anne Frank was the second daughter of Otto and Edith Frank. After the Nazis took over Germany in 1933, the family moved to Amsterdam to escape persecution by the government, but they eventually were captured by German soldiers and transported to concentration camps in Nazi-occupied Poland. Only Anne Frank and her sister Margot survived; their parents died in the camps. In 1945, after recovering from typhus at Bergen-Belsen, Anne returned to Amsterdam with her sister and met Miep Gies and other people who had helped them hide.
Anne wrote her diary on loose sheets of paper. She kept them hidden for two years, then she put them together. Anne was born on June 12, 1929. She was two months old when Germany invaded Poland and World War II began. It wasn’t long before Anne had to go into hiding with her family and four other people; friends of her parents who were also Jewish refugees from Germany. The Franks hid for more than two years until Nazis discovered them. They arrested them and sent Anne, along with most of her family, to Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp where they were all killed shortly after their arrival.
Day to Day Routine
Anne’s daily routine varied little from one day to another. She and her family would wake early, before dawn, and have breakfast together. Her father, Otto Frank, would then leave for his job at Opekta. The days were filled with schoolwork, chores like cleaning and tidying up, reading and writing letters to friends or family back home, listening to music (an escape from their problems), or just lying around contemplating life. There was an unspoken understanding that everyone should be ready to pack up what they had quickly if necessary—to flee if German soldiers arrived at their front door asking questions.
Reactions Towards Other People
As an adolescent girl living behind a curtain, Anne was particularly curious about what life was like for people outside her immediate family. Because she lived near Amsterdam, she also had plenty of opportunity to see regular folks as they went about their lives—and to imagine what it would be like to be one of them. In reality, it wouldn’t be so great. For starters, she’d have to go out and earn money; something that didn’t come naturally to her. After so many years spent as a child who do not do much more than practice ballet and play with dolls. What would she do if she had kids? How would she balance work and motherhood?
Reactions Towards Herself
Many of you might have heard about Anne Frank and her Diary. We must have wondered what she thought about herself, did she ever feel like giving up, was it hard for her to live as if every moment was her last. Anne’s diary answers all these questions. In some instances, where i can recall precisely what is being talked about, I will put that above my review of it.
Final Days and Death
Anne frank had to live her life in hiding. She lived in an attic for almost two years before Nazis found them. She was thirteen when she died and her death was due to typhus, malnutrition, and exhaustion. Her diary documents how she dealt with constant fear from Germans who suspected that Jews were living near them; it also reveals some details about her everyday life and feelings. People do not remember Anne just as one of history’s most notable victims but also as a successful young writer who received recognition posthumously for her writings through the publication of The Diary of Anne Frank: The Critical Edition. There have been over thirty-five million copies sold world wide and it has been translated into fifty languages.