The Diary Of Anne Frank & Hiroshima And Its Impact On Readers

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The Diary of Anne Frank & Hiroshima and its Impact on Readers
World War 2 was a time of horror, devastation, and of killing but it was also a time of some of the greatest works of literature. During WW2 Anne Frank wrote a diary about what life was like in hiding in occupied Holland, and John Hershey wrote about the effects of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in an article called Hiroshima. Through writing about their experiences and the experiences of others during WW2, both authors made people more aware of the effects of WW2. Anne Frank lived in hiding during the Nazi regime with her parents, her sister Margret, and 4 others not related to her for two year. During the time in hiding, she began writing a diary in order to “… confide in you completely, as I have never been able to do in anyone before, and I hope that you will be a great support and comfort to me.” (Frank dedication) Anne along with the other seven people were arrested on August 4, 1944. They were first sent “…to Auschwitz-Birkenau via the Westerbork transit camp.” (Foray 12) Then Anne along with her sister, Margret, were sent to Belsen-Belsen in March 1945. Just before the liberation of Belsen-Belsen Margret died of typhus and soon after Ann died from the same disease. After the war, her diary was found by some friends and given to Otto Frank, the only survivor of the 7. The diary was published in 1947 by Otto Frank and later became quite famous. The diary of Anne Frank was first published in Amsterdam, and…

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