The Secret Annex Essays

“If freedom is short of weapons, we must compensate with willpower” (Hitler 5). During the 1930’s in the light of Hitler’s Nazi Germens, they decided to invade all the Jewish countries. People were terrorized, forced to leave their homes and either go to concentration camps or find hiding spots. This war went on for many years. One of the most famous hiding spots of all though, which housed eight people was called “The Secret Annex”. This is where the Frank and the Van Pels family stayed for twenty-five months. They took shelter because they knew the war was getting close. This is about Anne Frank, and her courageous efforts on surviving, not only in the battle against the Germans but also as a young girl.Earlier that year in 1942, for Anne Frank’s thirteenth birthday her parents gave her a red and white plaid covered diary. That very same day was her first entry, “I hope I will be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone, and I hope you will be a great source of comfort and support” (Frank 1). This is where we learn about their lives, and the tragedies that took place.Anne chose to name her diary Kitty. She wrote in Kitty every day telling about the people, the events, and the love affairs that went on. During those months in hiding, her diary became her closes friend (Mark 2).In the late 1930’s Hitler’s Nazi Germany began to show its wrath against the wor…

… to have survived. He later got remarried to a lady who also survived the war. Otto Frank died on August 19, 1980. Until that time, he devoted his life to sharing his daughter’s diary with the world.Anne Frank and her family’s only crime was that they were born Jewish. Anne and millions of other Jews were killed by the Nazis by the cruelest human degradation. Anne and many others endured the most ruthless treatment. Anne, by Nazi standards had no right to exist; not as a member of the Jewish people, or as an inferior breed or even a slave. In Hitler’s mind, there was no place for them but death.

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