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Jimmie Nelson 6/9/15 Anne Frank Research Paper The diary of Anne Frank starts on her birthday, June 12, 1942, when she turned 13 and received her diary. The diary ends shortly after her fifteenth. At the start of her diary, Anne describes her everyday experiences, writing about her friendships with other girls, her crushes on boys, and her academic performance at school. Anti-Semitic laws forced Jews into separate schools, Anne and her older sister, Margot, attended the Jewish Lyceum in Amsterdam. The Franks had moved to the Netherlands before World War II started, to escape persecution in Germany. After the Germans invaded the Netherlands in 1940, the Franks went into hiding. The franks went into hiding with the Van Daans, and Mr.…show more content…
Amsterdam is devastated by the War. All of the city’s residents are suffering. Anne often writes about her feelings of isolation and loneliness. She has a tumultuous relationship with the adults in the annex, particularly her mother, whom she considers lacking in love and affection. She adores her father, but she is frequently scolded and criticized by Mr. and Mrs. van Daan and Mr. Dussel. Anne thinks that her sister, Margot, is smart, pretty, and agreeable, but she does not feel close to her and does not write much about her. Anne eventually develops a close friendship with Peter van Daan, the teenage boy in the annex. Mr. Frank does not approve and the intensity of Anne’s crush begins to lessen. Anne matures considerably throughout the course of her diary entries, moving from detailed accounts of basic activities to deeper, more…show more content…
She doesn’t understand why Jews are singled out and attacked. Anne also confronts her own identity. Though she considers herself to be German, her German citizenship has been revoked, and though she calls Holland her home, many of the Dutch have turned against the Jews. Anne feels unite with the people in the annex with her, but at the same time she doesn’t want to be part of the prosecuted group. During the 2 year life span of the diary, Anne describes her confinement and scarcity of resources, as well as issues of growing up in the brutality of the Holocaust. Anne’s diary ended without comment on August 1, 1944, it ended on a seemingly normal note that leaves us with the expectation of seeing another entry on the next page. However, the Frank family is betrayed by the Nazis and arrested on August 4, 1944. Anne’s diary, shows a young girl’s life before and during the holocaust, broadcasting the drastic change in everyday life for Jews that went through the Holocaust and remains one of the last real accounts of the hardships that Jews went through during this time period. (Frank, Anne. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl. New York: Pocket, 1952. Print.) ("The Story of Anne

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