For Anne and her sister, Margot, their early childhood was
a sucure place inhabited by loving parents, relatives and
However, the Nazis had gained power in some parts of
Germany. The Nazis wanted all Jews to be killed. Otto
Frank, Anne’s father, did not hestitate to wait for the
Nazis to come into full power.
In 1933, the Franks left
Frankfort. Mrs. Frank and the two girls joined her mother
in Aachen, near the Belgian border. Otto Frank went to
Holland and started a business in food products. In the
spring of 1934, the Franks reunited and settled in
Anne Frank lived in Amsterdam happily, like she did
She attended Montessori School and had a
host of friends. Her father, however, was still worried for
in Germany the Nazis gained almost complete power.
In 1940, the Germans envaded and conquered Holland.
Anne’s life had changed by the Germans taking control.
She could not go to her school, and was to attend the
Jewish Lyceum. No Jews were allowed out on the streets at
In 1941, the Germans had their first round-up of Jews
in Amsterdam. 5 months later, the Germans summonded
16-year-old Margot Frank to report for deportation. Otto
Frank, however, had contact with Dutch friends, and were
able to hide out in the attic of a house. The morning after
Margot was summonded they left Amsterdam and went to
the attic of the house called the Secret Annexe.
In the Secret Annexe they were joined by the Van
Daan family. There was Mr.
and Mrs. Van Daan and their
son Peter. Later, a eldery dentist, Alburt Dussel, was
invited to share their refuge. The 8 Jews hid in the Secert
Annexe for many years. Otto Frank’s Dutch friends,
brought them food and even gifts. The news in the fall of
1942 was terrifying for the Franks.
The roundup of Jews
from Holland was proceeding according to plan. While the
Franks were in hiding, Germany was at the height of
But of August 4, 1944, the Gestapo penetrated into the
Frnak’s hiding place. The 8 Jews, together were taken to
Gestapo headquaters in Amsterdam. The Franks, Van
Daans, and Mr. Dussel were sent to Westbork.
Anne Frank, Diary of a Young Girl was actually the
diary of Anne Frank. Anne Frank was a girl who lived
with her family during the time of while the Nazis took
power. Anne Frank only kept her diary while hiding from
the Nazis. This diary told the story of horror that the
Nazis carried out. Anne Frank hid from the Nazis for
many years, writing what happened day by day in her life.
Anne Frank was born on June 12, 1929, in the German
city of Frankfort.
She did not know what was happening
at most times. Anne was not very intellegent, but her sister
was an A student. Anne Frank had loving parents who
supported her desisions.
Otto Frank was a firm man who always believed that it
was his job to look out for his family. He did anything to
keep them safe. Otto was a respected business man.
Sometimes he would get upset with Anne, but he always
loved her. He was not strong, but tall. Otto loved his