Informative Essay

Anne Frank

What made me want to read the book The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank was in Language Arts in 8th grade, we went to a play in Minneapolis about Anne Frank, and it was the best play I've ever seen. It go very interesting to me and that's all I wanted to learn about. So we read up to the page, somewhere in the 200's, and I haven't read the rest since. I've looked up videos and documentaries about the Holocaust and I'm very interested in it. Anne Frank was only 15 when she died, what caught my attention was when she died of typhus. How did she die? How long did she have the disease until she couldn't take it anymore? The play was more interesting, other than the book. My favorite part was probably when Mr. Vaan Daan was stealing bread from the cupboards, I thought I was seeing things, until they turned on the lights and I heard a loud bang, like the door slammed, and someone screaming "MR. VAAN DAAN!!". Just like Anne said, Mr. Vaan Daan stealing the food.

Annelies Marie Frank was born in Frankfurt, Germany. Her parents are Otto and Edith Frank, and had a sister names Margot Frank (Kremer). Anne always wanted to become a writer or a journalist. She was going to publish a book after the war (Kremer). She lived with four other people. Loyal office workers and friends in the business let them Franks and the Vaan Daan's live in the attic, also knows as the Secret Annexe (Kremer). The workers and friends were under where they were living for two years. Those two years they lived in the Secret Annexe, they had to be quiet most of the time, because the Gestapo would come out and be roaming the streets (Frank).

When they first got to the Secret Annexe, they had to dress with a bunch of clothes on them. They couldn't be walking around town with suit cases without the Gestapo knowing who they were and what they were doing (Frank). They had to stay very quiet, so the Nazi's wouldn't take them. They had Miep Gies get them food, they had books, notebooks, a radio, plants. Almost everything a normal house would have. They had beds, a couch, a table, bathroom. Everything basically. They could only use the bathroom at certain times, even when you didn't have to use it, you still had to go. Miep was the first one to be found in the Secret Annexe, one of the officers told her "Just sit their quietly and don't go away." Luckily, nothing happened to her (Frank). The Franks and the Vaan Daan's all got sent to different camps. Anne and Margot however got put into the same camps. Their names were on the list for the last train to Auschwitz, where they got sent to the camp called Bergen-Belsen (Kremer).

At the concentration camp, there were many diseases. The biggest was Typhus, they had a sign that said "dust spreads, typhus disease. 5 mph"(Documentary about concentration camps). There was no gas chambers in the concentration camp (Frank). There were barley any showers and barely any food. Later on, Anne Frank died of typhus. She was 15 when she died. Anne died in the year is 1945 in March, weeks before the holocaust ended (Kremer). Otto was the only one who survived. Since Miep stayed, she found Anne's papers and diary, and gave them to Otto (Kremer). Years later, the diary became one of the bestsellers. And that's how Anne Frank got known.

So Anne Frank lived in the Secret Annexe with her family and four others. She lived in there for two years. During those two years a lot happened. She wrote a diary, met a boy, had arguments with her family and what not, met new people. They became close. But once the Gestapo came and took them, everything fell apart. Her and Margot got sent to concentration camps in Auschwitz. She got separated from her family, and she died at the age of 15 from typhus. She didn't really live a long life, but her dream came true, she wrote a diary that got turned into a book, and now its in over 60 different languages.

Works Cited

Frank, Anne. The Diary of a Young Girl. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1952. Print.
Kremer, Lillian. Anne Frank (1929-1945). "Holocaust Literature: An Encyclopedia of Writers and Their Work. Ed. D. Lillian Kremer. London: Routledge, 2002. Credo Reference. Web.
Documentary about Concentration Camps. Netflix.

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