The Major Themes Of The Horror Of War By Anne Frank

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Register to read the introduction… Unfortunately, her diary is left unfinished, for she, her family, and the other occupants of the annex are discovered by the Gestapo and sent to a concentration camp. The general horror of war, coupled with the specific horrors that the Nazis inflicted upon the Jews, is the major theme of the diary.
Anne Frank, the young teenage girl who writes the diary, experiences the pain of war first-hand. In order to try and escape the Nazi extermination of Jewish people, her family and the Van
Daans go into hiding in Amsterdam, Holland. In spite of their efforts to save themselves, all of the Franks and Van Daans are captured and sent to a concentration camp. Only Otto Frank survives the ordeal.

The pain of adolescence is a second important theme of the novel.
Maturing into adulthood is never easy for a young person, but
Anne's growing up is made even more difficult by the external war that rages around her, the cramped quarters which offer her no privacy or escape, and the constant fear of discovery and death.

A third important theme in the diary is the power of love.
Surrounded by family and friends, Anne feels nurtured amidst

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