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By Anne E. Schraff

Born in Germany in 1929, Anne Frank used to be in the course of international battle II. simply because Anne used to be Jewish, she and her kinfolk have been compelled to flee the phobia of the Holocaust that swept the continent. starting in 1942, Anne saved a diary of the tricky trip of her family members. See how Anne's relations attempted to flee the horror of the conflict, and the way her diary turned her ally.

Guided through Time Magazines record of a hundred such a lot influential humans, the Biographies of the twentieth Century sequence of softcover 64-page biographies specializes in the leaders, scientists, and icons who formed our global. those humans, many from very humble beginnings, replaced how the realm works. every one biography features a thesaurus, timeline, and illustrations. somebody advisor for every name presents reproducible actions to increase the textual content.

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The men and women slept in different barracks. But once, when Anne was sick, her father came to stand beside her bed for hours telling her stories. Anne and Margot clung together during their time at Westerbork. Everybody hoped against hope that they would not be deported to the death camps. But on September 2, 1944, the names were announced for the next deportation. The Franks, the Van Pelses, and Pfeffer were included. For three days and two nights, the 54 Frank Book 9/17/07 2:45 PM Page 55 train from Westerbork traveled through the Netherlands, Germany, and Poland.

Anyone over fifty or 55 Frank Book 9/17/07 2:45 PM Page 56 under fifteen would be gassed along with the sick and disabled. The others were to be put to work. Otto Frank turned and looked at his wife and daughters for the last time on the night of September 5, 1944. Although Otto Frank was fifty-five, he looked younger. For that reason, he was not killed immediately. The women chosen for the work chores had to walk to the women’s camp at Birkenau. Edith Frank and her two daughters stayed together.

It was translated into many languages. Millions of copies were sold. Plays and films based on the life of Anne Frank have been performed throughout the world. Millions of Jews and other innocent people were murdered by Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. A tragedy so enormous is hard for people to comprehend. But, everyone who read the diary of Anne Frank could identify with a beautiful, bright-eyed little girl full of love and hope. Anne Frank’s suffering and death brought home to millions of people the horror of prejudice gone mad.

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