Book Report: Anne Frank: Diary Of A Young Girl

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The author of this book was Anne Frank. She was born on June 12th, 1929 and died in early March 1945. She is one of the most prominent and most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Accredited for the quality of her writing, her diary has become one of the world’s most widely read books, and has been the foundation for many plays and films. Anne was born in Frankfurt, Germany, but she lived most of her life in or near Amsterdam in the Netherlands. She was officially considered a German until 1941, when she lost her nationality to the anti-Semitic Nuremberg Laws of Nazi Germany. She gained international prominence following the publication of her diary, which documents her experiences hiding during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II. The Frank family moved from Frankfurt to Amsterdam in 1933, when the Nazis gained control of Germany. By 1940, they were trapped in Amsterdam by the German occupation of the Netherlands. As persecutions of the Jewish population increased in July 1942, the family went into hiding in the hidden rooms of Anne’s father’s office building. Two years later, the group was betrayed and transported to concentration camps. Anne and her sister, Margot, were eventually transferred to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where they both died of typhus in March 1945. On her thirteenth birthday, Anne Frank received a diary and began documenting from that moment on. Less than one month after she received the diary, Anne and her family were suddenly forced into hiding. Her sister, Margot, had been “called up” by the Gestapo. The Franks were reasonably prepared, since they had been sending furniture and supplies to a secret annex in Anne’s father, Otto’s, office building in anticipation of the Gestapo. The Franks and another family, the van Daans, had arranged to share the annex while some of Otto’s non-Jewish colleagues agreed

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