Essay on Anne Frank "Child of the Holocaust

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ANNE FRANK “CHILD OF THE HOLOCAUST”

Through the eyes of one adolescent girl, this book depicts the feelings of many Jewish people whose lives were forever changed by the Nazi Invasion in the 1940’s during World War II. The Holocaust was an atrocious time in Europe when approximately 6 million Jews were tortured, beaten and murdered as a result of their religion. During this era, the Jewish people were taken to concentration camps and were gassed or burnt to death. For many people, Anne Frank became a symbol of those six million Jewish men, women and especially the children who were murdered by the Nazis as these tragic events unfolded. It is almost impossible to comprehend this number, but the story of Anne Frank makes it possible
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When the war ended, he left the army and went to work for his father's banking firm. Otto married Edith Hollander in 1925 and within a year later they had their first child Margot Betti (Anne‘s sister). Their second daughter Annelies Marie (Anne, for short) was born on 19 June 1929. In 1933, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party came into power in Germany. As soon as the Nazis were in power they began to treat Jews like enemies. Many Jews decided to leave Germany before they lost more than their jobs. Otto Frank was fortunate to still have a job and a nice house in a bright, modern suburb. Even so, he decided to leave his job, his home and his country, to take Edith and the two girls to live in Holland. Otto believed his family would be safe in Holland as they took no part in fighting during World War I. In April 1940 Germany invaded Denmark and Norway. A month later Germany attacked France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Holland. With the Nazis making life unbearable for the Jewish in Holland, Otto Frank decided to go into hiding with his family. He prepared a hiding place in the upstairs rooms of the Prinsengracht building. Margots order to report to a labour camp hastened their move to the "secret annex" in July 1942.
The Frank's "Secret Annex" consisted of just 6 rooms. For two years this was not just to be their home but their whole world for

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