The Real Anne Frank

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The Real Anne Frank “Everyone has inside him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is. -Anne Frank Some say Anne Frank was just a platitudinous young girl. This young girl came into this world June 12, 1929. (Brown 1) She was just like every Dutch girl born in Frankfurt, Germany, a spirited young girl with dreams. (Gale 1) Her full name was Annelies Marie Frank and her occupation was a diarist. (Brown 1) Anne Frank and her family went into hiding in 1942. (Brown 2) She was just a 13 year old girl at the time. (Gale 3) Otto Frank and his family shared the “Secret Annex” with the Van Daans and Mr. Dussel. (Brown 2) Anne decorated her narrow room in the “Secret Annex” with pictures of movie stars. (Gale 4) At first Anne thought of hiding as an adventure, but soon later she found that among her family and friends they were always arguing. There was also a common fear among them, getting discovered. They went undetected for twenty-five months. (Brown 2) Then August 4, 1944 someone tipped off the police and the Frank’s, Van Daan’s, and Mr. Dussel were all sentenced to attend the Bergen-Belson concentration camp in Germany. (Brown 2) Anne’s sister, Margot, was the first of both the families to die. (Gale 3) She died of a typhus epidemic that broke out in the camp. (Brown 2) Anne was never informed that her sister had died, but she had a feeling something was wrong. (Brown 2) Ernst Schnabel, on the topic of Anne Frank, wrote: “She sensed it, and soon afterwards she died, peacefully, feeling that nothing bad was happening to her.” (Brown 2) The epidemic killed around 17,000 prisoners. (Gale 4) Her father was the only survivor of the concentration camps. He returned to Amsterdam and he soon was informed that Anne had kept a diary

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