The Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank

The Diary of a
Young Girl
Anne Frank
Dana Ebley, Kate Reinhardt,
Michele Smith & Soyoung Lee
“I hope I will be able to confide
everything to you, as I have never been
able to confide in anyone, and I hope
you will be a great source of comfort
and support.”
“Since you’ve never been through a war, Kitty,
and since you know very little about life in hiding,
in spite of my letters, let me tell you, just for fun,
what we each want to do first when we’re able to
go outside again…I’d be so overjoyed I wouldn’t
know where to begin”
“All’s fair in love and war”
All Jews were required to
wear a yellow star
turn it their bicycles
do their shopping between 3 and 5 PM
go to only Jewish owned Barber Shops and
Beauty Parlors
attend Jewish Schools
“…but you have to make sacrifices for a good
cause…if we can save even one of our friends, the rest
doesn’t matter,”
All Jews were forbidden to
go to Theaters, Movies or any other forms of
ride in cars even their own
Use athletic fields
take part in any athletic activity in public
be on the streets between 8 PM and 6AM
Sit in their gardens after 8:00 PM
Visit Christians in their homes
use street cars
“It’s like the slave hunts of the olden days”
This is because of the Nuremberg Laws
“God has not forsaken me, and He never will.”
“It won’t do us or those outside any good if we continue
to be as gloomy as we are now.”
This is one of the last pictures taken
of Anne and her sister before they
went into hiding
“I now know that courage and happiness are needed first!”
Volksempfanger Transistor Radio
The Radio of the people
75% of all households had one
Mass produced by Hitler
Helped keep everyone informed
Kept up morale
“Leave me alone, let me have
at least one night when I
don’t cry myself to sleep with
my eyes burning…all day long
I hear nothing but what an
exasperating child I am”
“…it’s not easy being the badly brought-up center of
attention of a family of nitpickers.”
Anne and Margot Frank
in 1932
“…sometime I’ll treat others with the same
contempt as they treated me…sounds childish,
but wait till it happens to you!”
“We’ve got to be reasonable about everything we do here”
The Frank
family in 1940
263 Prinsengracht The Annex
“I have more experience than most; I have experienced
something almost no one my age ever has.”
“Up to now our bedroom, with
its blank walls, was very bare.
Thanks to Father– who
brought my entire postcard
and movie star collection here
beforehand– and to a brush
and pot of glue, I was able to
plaster the wall with pictures.
It looks much more cheerful.”
“Misfortunes never come singly.”
The hinged bookshelf that hid
the Frank family in the Annex
“Oh, it’s hard to be strong and brave in every way”
The helpers, from left to right:
Mr. Kleiman, Miep Gies, Bep
Voskuijl, and Mr. Kugler.
“…many are waiting for death.”
“It’s twice as hard for us young people to hold on
to our opinions at a time when ideals are being
shattered and destroyed, when the worst side of
human nature predominates, when everyone has
come to doubt truth, justice and God.”
“…we live in a paradise compared to the Jews who
aren’t in hiding.”
“…the end is nowhere in
sight. As for us, we’re quite
Jews were separated in to groups of those who
could work and those who could not. Those who
could not would die
“We were caught in a vicious circle of unpleasantness
and sorrow.”
•Always cautious
•All ways the risk of being caught
•No bathtubs
•She lost her childhood and had to grow up very quickly
•Food was scarce
•Constant argument
•Little or no activity
•Dependent on outsiders for survival
Despite all these circumstances, the people living in the annex
still tried to lead “normal” lives
“You can be lonely even when you’re loved by many people, since you are still
not anybody’s ‘one and only’”
“I long to ride a bike, dance, whistle, look at the world,
feel young and know that I’m free.”
“I…feel like a songbird whose
wings have been ripped off and
who keeps hurling itself against
the bars of its dark cage”
“The most you can do is pray for God to perform a
miracle and save at least some of them”
Anne and her family spent 25 months
hiding in the Annex over her fathers
office in Amsterdam
“Enough for today… yours Anne M. Frank”
August 4th 1944 between 10:00 and 10:30 they arrested the 8
people hiding in the Annex
Margo and Anne Franke were transported from Auschwitz at
the end of October and brought to Bergen-Belsen
Concentration camp near Hannover
The Typhus epidemic that broke out in the concentration
camp it the winter of 1944-1945 killed Margo and few days
later Anne.
Her approximate date of death is between late February and
early March
The bodies of both girls were probably dumped in the BergenBelsen’s mass graves
The camp was liberated by British troops on April 12th 1945

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