Anne Frank was born on June 12, 1929, in the German City of Frankfort. Anne Frank lived with her family in a nice house. Anne and her sister, Margot's childhood was a secure place inhabited by loving parents, relatives and nurses. However, when the Nazis had gained power in some parts of Germany, everything began to change. The Nazis wanted all Jews to be killed. Otto Frank, Anne's father, did not wait for the Nazis to come into full power.
In 1933, the Franks left Frankfort. Mrs. Frank and the two girls joined her mother in Aachen, near the Belgian border. Otto Frank went to Holland and started a business in food products. In the spring of 1934, the Franks reunited and settled in Amsterdam. Anne Frank lived in Amsterdam a happy life, just like she did in Frankfort.
She attended Montessori School and had a lot of friends. However her father was still worried, for in Germany the Nazis gained almost complete power. In 1940, the Germans invaded and conquered Holland. Anne's life had changed by the Germans taking control.
She could not go to her school, and was to attend the Jewish Lyceum. No Jews were allowed out on the streets at night. Her life changed again. It was not a happy one for herself or her family. In 1941, the Germans had there first round up of Jews in Amsterdam. 5 months later, the Germans summoned 16-year-old Margot Frank to report for deportation.
Otto Frank had contacts with some Dutch friends, and they were able to hide out in the attic of a house. The morning after Margot was summoned they left Amsterdam and went to the attic of the house called the Secret Annexe. In the Secret Annexe the Van Daan family accompanied them. There was Mr.
and Mrs. Van Daan and their son Peter. Some time after an elderly man, who was a dentist named Albert Dussel, was invited to stay with them in their hideout. All eight of the Jews hid in the Secret Annexe for many years. Otto Frank's Dutch friends brought them food and even gifts. The news in the fall of 1942 was terrifying for the Franks.
The roundup of Jews from Holland was proceeding according to plan. While the Franks were in hiding, Germany was at the height of conquest. On August 4, 1944, the Gestapo penetrated into the Frank's hiding place. All eight of the Jews, together were taken to Gestapo headquarters in Amsterdam.
The Franks, Van Daan, and Mr. Dussel were sent to West bork. Otto Frank was a firm man who always believed that it was his job to look out for his family. He did anything to keep them safe; he was a well-respected man. During all the trials and tribulations his family faced, they tried there best to stick together. He loved his daughters very much, although at times he was tough on them.
Anne Frank, Diary of a Young Girl was actually the diary of Anne Frank. Anne Frank was a girl who lived with her family during the time of while the Nazis took power. Anne Frank only kept her diary while hiding from the Nazis. This diary told the story of horror that the Nazis carried out.
Anne Frank hid from the Nazis for many years, writing what happened day by day in her life. Anne was not aware of what was happening at most times, and neither was she very intelligent, but she was able to record a very helpful part of history.