Anne Frank Legacy

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Anne Frank is one of the most famous victims of the Holocaust because of the diary she kept during this time. The Frank family went into hiding in an empty room behind Otto Frank’s company building, also known as the “Secret Annex”. The Families spent two years in hiding without ever once stepping outside the building. On June 12, 1942, Anne received a red checkered diary for her 13th birthday. Writing allowed Anne to maintain her sanity and spirit while in hiding. It also gives people the opportunity to re-live her story today. Anne Frank “ hoped to confide everything” (to her diary) and hoped it would be “a great source of comfort and support”. Not only was Anne’s diary extraordinary because of the remarkable events she described, but she was also an excellent storyteller. She would let her imagination run wild and this kept her spirit alive. Many people who look back at her story today admire Anne for her strength and optimism. Anne usually felt like “the world was slowly being transformed into a wilderness”, but she never gave up hope. She believed, “that everything would change for the better and that the cruelty would end”. Her writing revealed creativity, wisdom, and depth of emotion. Anne’s diary had been discovered and published by her father, Otto Frank. While reading his daughter’s diary he discovered a completely different side of Anne and “had no idea of the depths of her thoughts and feelings”. Anne was afraid that the people close to her would discover that she has “another side, a better and finer side”. She feared that they would think she was ridiculous and sentimental and that they no longer take her serious. However this sentimental side of Anne was what made her special. This was why she made such a huge impact on the world. Anne has given people an insight that no one would ever have heard without the existence of her

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