Anne was born on June 12,in Frankfurt, Germany, and was four years old when her father moved to Holland to find a better place for the family to live. She is very intelligent and perceptive, and she wants to become a writer. Anne grows from an innocent, tempestuous, precocious, and somewhat petty teenage girl to an empathetic and sensitive thinker at age fifteen.
Her diary has allowed millions of readers to feel they know a teenage girl who shared her thoughts and experiences in an honest way—a girl who died in a concentration camp simply because she was Jewish.
While the absolute horror of the Holocaust and the vast numbers of Jews murdered are beyond comprehension, readers know that once there was a girl named Anne Frank who hid with her family and four other people for more than two years. Their goal was to escape being murdered because they were Jews.
Frank and the others lived in a small space and could not go outside or even open the curtains for much of the time.
They feared discovery and bombing and had little to eat as the war progressed. Readers know about the stress and deprivation of those eight people in hiding.
Readers, however, also know that Frank thought about the everyday things that teenagers normally think about—friends, boys, hair and clothes, and parents who do not understand what being a teenager is like.
Readers may never be able to fully comprehend the Holocaust, but Anne Frank is real to millions. Frank began writing her diary as a forum for her own thoughts and feelings after receiving it as a gift for her thirteenth birthday.
Readers learn everything a girl would tell her best friend. A month after she started writing in the diary, her family went into hiding from the Nazis in a secret annex to a business in Amsterdam.
As she extensively recorded the details of their lives in the annex and wrote short stories and poems, Frank developed an interest in writing professionally. After hearing Queen Wilhelmina say on the radio that she would like to see reports published about what happened during the Nazi occupation, Frank decided she wanted to publish her diary after World War II.
She revised sections written earlier to prepare the diary for publication once the war ended. Her talents for rendering realistic details and articulating her feelings have allowed millions of readers to share her experiences.
Frank wrote her last diary entry several days before the eight people hiding in the annex were captured.
Miep Gies, one of the people who had provided the Franks with food and other necessities while they were in hiding, found the diary and protected it until the war ended.
She gave it to Otto Frank after he returned from being imprisoned in a concentration camp. He devoted his time to promoting the diary. The original edition, published inomitted some of the passages that deal explicitly with sexuality and that portray residents of the annex in a particularly bad light.
Edits were made to keep the diary a readable length, and the passages were edited for grammar and spelling. For the most part, however, what was published was exactly what Frank had written. Infollowing the discovery of several pages of the diary that had not previously been published, a definitive edition was released.
It includes the newly found passages and the previously omitted diary entries that address sexuality and portray the annex residents in a negative way. Since its original publication, the diary has been translated into more than fifty languages and has sold more than The entire section is 1, words.While Anne 's diary is a remarkable evocation of a growing teenage girl under any circumstances, this is above all the narrative of a Jewish girl in the grips of World War II and the Holocaust.
Anne is a girl forced to go into hiding with her family, and a girl terrified that she and everyone she loves will be killed.
Themes in The Diary of Anne Frank "Anne Frank" is a diary written by a teenage girl during the Nazi Occupation in World War Two. The story starts when Anne Frank receives a diary as a 13th birthday present, from her father, Otto Frank. Frank and the others were in hiding from June to August World War II lasted from to , involving the United States, Japan, and most of Europe, including Russia.
While the causes. Anne's death, made famous by her writings, was just one of a staggering number of tragedies at Bergen-Belsen in the final months of World War II. According to the Anne Frank House, typhus and. Anne Frank's beautifully written diary is a teaching tool on multiple levels.
First, it offers a kid's eye view of World War II, written innocently and meaningfully by a Jewish teen whose family is forced into hiding during the Nazi occupation of Holland.
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