Annelies Marie Frank was born on June 12, 1929 in Frankfurt, Germany. For the first five years of Anne’s life she lived with her mother Edith, father Otto, and older sister Margot. Anne Frank attended a Montessori school in Amsterdam from ages 3 to 11, then a year at Montessori Lyceum for high school. In 1933 Hitler overruled Germy which caused the Frank family to move to Amsterdam. In 1940 the Germans occupied the Netherlands, and not long after Anne, her family, and family friends hid in the office building that Anne’s father worked in.
All the Jewish people had to wear a yellow star on their clothes to determine if they are Jews or not. The only things they could take in the annex with them is what they can hold. The 8 Jews in the Annex hid for 2 years before they got caught. They had to make sure that they stayed quite while the workers were down stairs, they could hardly move around and they could not go down stairs at all. The secret annex was a secret room hidden behind a bookshelf. While they were hiding in the Annex Anne wrote about her life and what was going on. Anne had to share a room with Fritz Pfeffer, while MArgot slept with her parents.
Anne had a crush on a young boy who was hiding with them named Peter Van Daan. On August 4 1944 the residents of the Annex were found and captured by the German army and taken to Auschwitz concentration camps. Anne was 15 years old when she was sent to the concentration camps. Her and Margot were sent to the Auschwitz death camps . In the camp the men and women were seperated, Anne and her sister Margot were in the same room. The last time Otto ever seen his wife and daughters was when they were seperated. After several months of labour and hard work anne and Margot were sent to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Their mother Edith Frank was not allowed to see them and shortly after arriving to the camp she died in January 1945 of starvation.
In March 1945 Margot and Anne got Typhus and died shortly after each other. Shortly after World War II the secret annex was one of several building that were supposed to be destroyed, a group of people in Amsterdam set up a foundation and called the Annex the Anne Frank house. Today it is one of three most famous building is Amsterdam. The Anne frank house has had over 1.3 million visitors in 2016. Anne Frank wrote a lot of thing that she went through in her diary that she named Kitty. Her father Otto was the only one who survived the War and he published Anne’s diary which was very popular. Many parts of her diary had to be removed because she wrote some private things in there. Anne’s sister Margot also had a diary that was never found after they were discovered in the Annex. Anne Frank’s father was an officer in World War I. Otto Frank died in 1980 of lung cancer.
Otto Frank wrote a letter to Audrey Hepburn asking her to be Anne in the movie called “The Diary of Anne Frank” but Audrey declined the part. Otto didn’t know about Anne’s diary until Miep Gies found it and gave it to him. When Anne grew up she wanted to be an actress but unfortunately she didn’t live to. Nobody knows the exact date of which Anne and edith Frank died. In 1963 Otto opened a foundation called the Anne Frank fond. Anne’s diary was published in Dutch then it was translated to 50 different languages. Anne Frank is still a very important person to society today. “Who would ever think that so much went on in the soul of a young girl”-Anne Frank(1929-1945)
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