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Justice Madison

Accelerated English

Period 5

The Diary of Anne Frank Thanks to the Nazis

Born on June 12, 1929, Anne Frank was a German-Jewish teenager who was forced to go into hiding during the Holocaust. She and her family, along with four others, spent 25 months during World War II in an annex of rooms above her father's office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. During the two years in hiding which Anne refers to as "a time when the ideals are being shattered and destroyed, when the worst side of human nature predominates, when everyone has come to doubt truth, justice and God." Anne kept a diary that was given to her by her father, Otto Frank, on her birthday. Anne kept this diary Between June 1942 and August 1944, Anne recorded her feelings, her emotions, and her thoughts, as well as the events that happened to her.

The diary is an accurate record of the way Anne grows up and matures, in the unfortunate situation she found herself. Given the circumstances in which the movie pictured Anne gave a very vivid description of her surroundings and the feelings she encountered throughout her ordeal. The movie displays the grief and frustration that is experienced throughout the time spent in hiding. You could see the emotions of how the situation was spoken and you could see the pain and frustration that had been encountered. Despite the amusing and enlightening side of her diary, that documents the process of her adolescence, it also provides a vividly terrifying description of what it was like to be Jewish hiding during the time the Nazis sought to kill all the Jews in Europe. After two years of living in...