Essay about The Diary Of Anne Frank

1598 Words Mar 28th, 2016 7 Pages
Anne Frank, wrote a diary that has affected the world by showing how she was just a normal girl who wanted to be her true self. Her diary was the only place she could really be herself (Frank 1). Anne’s one dream for her diary was that it would become a book. She strived for that and wrote that she wanted to be famous and help others. Anne Frank’s influence on World War Two was based on her life, her experiences in hiding, and her diary.
Anne Frank’s life was full of hard times and persecution. Anne Frank was born on July 12, 1929. She received her famous diary on her thirteenth birthday, on which she wrote her very first diary entry (Frank 1). It was wartime 1942 in Amsterdam and Hitler was at his height (Byers 36). He had given Germany the scapegoat they had been looking for,the Jews. World War II was raging across Europe making its way toward changing the life of this young girl. By this time the Nazis had taken much of Europe and there was barely a place the Jews could go without fear of being persecuted. The Nazi special forces, the SS, had taken away many of the Jewish families in Amsterdam and was offering a cash reward to anyone who turned in a Jew. The Nazis tried their hardest to isolate the Jews from daily life. They restricted their travel to walking, gave them a curfew, banned them from swimming and going to the movies, and made them wear a yellow star so they could quickly be identified. Hitler fanned the flame of an age-old prejudice until it exploded into a…

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