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Anne Frank Biography

 Anne Frank was born in Frankfurt am Maine, Germany on June 12, 1929.

Her older sister, Margot was three years older than her. In 1933 Anne, Margot, her father (Otto Frank) and her mother (Edith Frank) moved to Amsterdam.

On Anne Frank's thirteenth birthday she received a diary, she named it "Kitty" which she liked the best out of all her presents. She loved to write in "Kitty." By her thirteenth birthday Nazis were taking over Amsterdam and making anti-Jewish rules, and she was Jewish! She hated these rules. She went to a Montessori school. Then because of the anti-Jewish laws, she moved to a Jewish Lyceum where she quickly started to adjust. Then when World War II started her father, Otto Frank and some other clients where he worked created a hiding place in an annex to the office. The family moved into the hiding place as soon as possible.

One day in August 1944, a little after two years of hiding, the Frank family was found and put into a concentration camp. Anne died in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp of typhus and so did her sister Margot. Her mother died of starvation and her father was the only one (out of that family) who survived.

Anne Frank is remembered in many ways. There have been books written about her, and plays and movies to tell her story. While she was hiding she kept her diary because she wanted to be educated. Her father Otto kept her diary and two years after she died, in 1947, her father published it unchanged. In 1959, a movie was filmed about her diary. In her short life she was able to writing short stories and some short fables. She is remembered most for her diary that has been published in over 30 languages. Many children all over America read the "Diary of Anne Frank" in school.

Some interesting facts about Anne Frank are, her full name is Annelies Marie Frank, she called her diary Kitty, her father was one of the many few people who survived and escaped the concentration camp and made a book about her diary. Anne Frank never got married. She died too young. She died at fifteen years of age.

Anne Frank Quotes

And finally I twist my heart round again, so that the bad is on the outside and the good is on the inside, and keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would so like to be, and could be, if there weren't any other people living in the world.
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Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
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Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
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Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
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How true Daddy's words were when he said: all children must look after their own upbringing. Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
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How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
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I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.
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I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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I live in a crazy time.
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I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
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I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death... I think... peace and tranquillity will return again.
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I soothe my conscience now with the thought that it is better for hard words to be on paper than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.
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If I read a book that impresses me, I have to take myself firmly by the hand, before I mix with other people; otherwise they would think my mind rather queer.
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In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death.
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It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.
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No one has ever become poor by giving.
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Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
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The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.
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The final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
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Anne Frank Timeline

June 12, 1929: 
Anneliese Marie, or Anne, is born in Frankfurt, Germany.

Summer 1933: 
Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany. The first anti-Jewish laws are established.The Franks decide that the family must move to the Netherlands.

May 10, 1940: 
The German army invades the Netherlands.

June 12, 1942:
Anne receives a diary for her 13th birthday.

July 5, 1942:
Anne's older sister, Margot, receives a call-up notice to report for deportation to a forced-labor camp. The family goes into hiding the next day.

July 13, 1942:
The van Pels, another Jewish family originally from Germany, join the Franks in hiding.

November 16, 1942:
Fritz Pfeffer, the eighth and final resident of the Secret Annex, joins the Frank and van Pels families.

August 4, 1944:
The residents of the Secret Annex are betrayed and arrested. They are taken to a police station in Amsterdam and eventually to Westerbork transit camp.

September 3, 1944:
The eight prisoners are transported in a sealed cattle car to Auschwitz, on the last transport ever to leave Westerbork. At Auschwitz, the men are separated from the women.

October 1944:
Anne, Margot, and Mrs. van Pels are transported to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Edith Frank remains in the women's subcamp at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

January 6, 1945:
Edith Frank dies at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

January 27, 1945:
Otto Frank is liberated from Auschwitz by the Russian army. He is taken first to Odessa and then to France before he is allowed to make his way back to Amsterdam.

March 1945:
Anne and Margot Frank die at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp within days of each other.

June 3, 1945:
Otto Frank arrives in Amsterdam, where he is reunited with Miep and Jan Gies. He knows his wife has died, but he does not know that his daughters have died too. He still has hope.

October 24, 1945: 
Otto Frank receives a letter informing him that his daughters died at Bergen-Belsen. Miep gives Anne's diary to Otto. She found and hid the diary after the Franks' arrest and had been hoping to return it to Anne.

Summer 1947:
The first 1,500 copies of Anne's diary are published in Amsterdam.

Anne Frank Diary & Other Books

The Diary of a Young Girl (Everyman's Library (Cloth)) [Hardcover]

Anne Frank's diaries have always been among the most moving and eloquent documents of the Holocaust. This new edition restores diary entries omitted from the original edition, revealing a new depth to Anne's dreams, irritations, hardships, and passions. Anne emerges as more real, more human, and more vital than ever. If you've never read this remarkable autobiography, do so. If you have read it, you owe it to yourself to read it again.


Anne Frank's Tales from the Secret Annex [Mass Market Paperback]

The candid, poignant, unforgettable writing of the young girl whose own life story has become an everlasting source of courage and inspiration.

Hiding from the Nazis in the “Secret Annex” of an old office building in Amsterdam, a thirteen-year-old girl named Anne Frank became a writer. The now famous diary of her private life and thoughts reveals only part of Anne’s story, however. This book rounds out the portrait of this remarkable and talented young author.

Newly translated, complete, and restored to the original order in which Anne herself wrote them in her notebook, Tales from the Secret Annex is a collection of Anne Frank’s lesser-known writings: short stories, fables, personal reminiscences, and an unfinished novel, Cady’s Life.


Who Was Anne Frank? [Paperback]

In her amazing diary, Anne Frank revealed the challenges and dreams common for any young girl. But Hitler brought her childhood to an end and forced her and her family into hiding.Who Was Anne Frank? looks closely at Anne’s life before the secret annex, what life was like in hiding, and the legacy of her diary. Black-and-white illustrations including maps and diagrams provide historical and visual reference in an easy-to-read biography written in a way that is appropriate and accessible for younger readers.


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