Anne Frank was a German-Jewish diarist. She was known for the diary she wrote while hiding from anti-Jewish persecution in Amsterdam during World War II. Her diary describes with wisdom and humor the two difficult years she spent in seclusion before her tragic death at the age of 15. Since it was first published in 1947, her diary has appeared in more than 50 languages. Perhaps more than any other figure, Anne Frank gave a human face to the victims of the Holocaust. Anne lies Marie Frank was born on June 12, 1929, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Because of their Jewish faith, Anne Frank and her family fled Nazi Germany for the Netherlands in 1933 to avoid persecution. After Germany invaded the Netherlands in 1942, the family spent two years living in a small hidden room in Amsterdam in order to elude capture by Nazi occupation forces. They were discovered in 1944 and arrested. Anne was sent to a concentration camp, where she died the following year. Her famous diary of the two years she spent in hiding was later found in the room where she and her family had lived. Anne's father, Otto, had taken the family to Amsterdam, where he had established a small food products business.

When Germany invaded The Netherlands in 1940, the Franks once again became subject to escalating anti-Semitic persecution. In 1941 Anne was required to transfer from a public school to a Jewish school. Secretly, Otto Frank prepared a hiding place by sealing off several rooms at the rear of his Amsterdam office building. A swinging bookcase hid the rooms Frank concealed. In June 1942 Anne received a diary for her 13 th birthday. She began to write down her thoughts and experiences in the form of letters to an imaginary friend.

One month later the Franks went into hiding in the office building. For the next two years the Frank family shared cramped quarters with four other Jewish people. In the ending the people she lived with were the ones that published her diary. Over the time of 25 months, Anne recorded her experiences while hiding from German troops. Her diary describes the fears and emotional conflicts of people crowded together in secrecy.

The diary also had its good times apart from its bad such as funny and memorable moments. These include birthday celebrations and Anne's first experience with falling in love. Many of the passages concern Anne's emotional growth and her discoveries about herself, other people, and the beauty of life. With hopes of becoming a professional writer, she produced a first and second draft of her diary, as well as various short stories. In conclusion Anne Frank went through many obstacles in her life, which made her a strong women.

She gave a human face to the victims of the Holocaust. Anne Frank explained the hard times that were faced to the Jews in the holocaust. In my opinion she would be my female role model because she is a symbol of a strong women that made it through most of the holocaust.