"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" Edit
-Anne M. Frank, June 12, 1942
Anne Frank Edit
Annelies Marie Frank was born on June 12, 1929. Anne is the younger sister of Margot Frank and the youngest daughter of Otto and Edith Frank, the youngest granddaughter of Abraham Hollander and Rosa Hollander, Alice, and Michael Frank, the youngest niece of Robert, Herbert, and Helene Frank, Julius, Walter, and Bettina Hollander, and also the cousin of Buddy Elias. She is known around the world for her diary that she kept during World War 2. Her father Otto published it for her after her death in 1945.
Anne was born to Otto and Edith Frank. Her parents married in 1925, the next year, her sister, Margot was born. Three years later, Anne was born. She was born in Frankfurt, Germany. Her father, Otto, fought in WWI for the Germans. Just as her life was going blissfully, in 1933, Adolf Hitler became the leader and dictator of Germany. He began to pass laws against all of the Jewish people of Germany. After he was elected, the Frank family moved to Amsterdam, where Jews were being treated much better. But the Nazis invaded the Netherlands and took over Amsterdam. The Franks were once again being tortured by the Nazis.
Teenage Years with KittyEdit
The biggest and last part of Anne's life was her teenage years. On her 13th birthday, she received a red and white diary that she later named "Kitty". Anne's first entry was on June 12, 1942, her birthday. Anne quickly fell in love with it. She began write down things that no one can put words to describe. She even talked openly about sex and puberty. But finally, her diary was to be taken with her into hiding.
Life in the Secret AnnexEdit
In 1942, Anne's family received a call-up that they had to come to a labor camp. Anne first though it was for her Father, Otto (Anne and others liked to call him "Pim"), but later learned that it was for Margot. This made her shocked. Otto told Anne, Edith, and Margot that they were going into hiding. They then fled to an Annex in Ottos' workplace, Gies & Co. where the staff-room people helped them. The Annex's door way was a book-case. Later on in the month of July, a family called the van Pels joined the Franks. There was Mrs. van Pels and Herman van Pels, along with their son, Peter van Pels. What made Anne a bit shocked was that Peter brought along his pet cat, Mouschi. Anne couldn't bring her cat, Moortje. Anne did not like the van Pels. She didn't like Mrs. van Pels the most. She found her "pushy" as Mrs. van Pels nagged and bossed Anne to no ends. Mrs. van Pels would antagonize Anne very much. Later on, another member in hiding was Fritz Pfeffer. Fritz worked as a dentist and was to marry a woman as soon as he got out of hiding. Anne didn't like him either. She didn't like how he slept. She described to Kitty that he slept like a "fish out of water, gasping for air". The two even had a desk that they were supposed to share. In 1944, Anne heard on the broadcast radio that diaries and letters were to be published after the war. Anne quickly began to edit her diary on seperate sheets of paper. Although Anne wanted to be an actress at first, Anne then decided she'd rather be a writer since she would constantly read and write stories, which can be told through her diary. Although she seemed like she was heaping of joy, Anne actually felt like she didn't have friends any more. Until Peter came along.
Anne's first loveEdit
Feeling alone, Anne turned to Peter van Pels for friendship. When she met him, she thought he was "lazy" and an "immature boy" that "would just lie on his bed all day". But Anne became very good friends with Peter. She then began to develop a strong love for him as she would write romantic things on him in her diary. Although he would tell her romantic compliments to her, Anne doubted that he didn't love her back. But then...Anne got her first kiss from him. The two then became a romantic couple, which discomforted Anne's father and mother. Otto said he didn't want any "necking buisness". This enraged Anne. She then wrote a letter to Otto about how she has grown up and can take care of herself. The letter completely hurt Otto's feelings. She then felt guilty. But Anne and Peter continued their relationship. They would talk about things, espicially sex. The two knew a lot of things on sex but had a lot of questions. Anne and Peter continued their relationship.
In the Shadow of Death: Caught!Edit
On the morning of August 4, 1944, Nazis came to the Gies & Co. building. There, they arrested the people in hiding: Peter, Hermann, Auguste van Pels, Pfeffer, Otto, Margot, Edith....and Anne. They were allowed to bring only a few things. Anne tried to bring her diary by putting it in her father's briefcase. But the diary was scattered and left behind after the briefcase was dropped and everything came out of it, even Anne's diary. Anne and her sister were transferred many times until they caught typhus. Typhus was sweeping their camp during their stay. One morning, Margot was found dead. A few days later, Anne died, too, of typhus.
Anne and Margot weren't the only hiders to die. the van Pels, Pfeffer, and Edith died too. The last one was Otto Frank. When he returned, he thought he could have a family reunion with his family...until he learned that they died. Otto was devestated. But then, Miep, a helper, gave Otto Anne's diary. She kept Anne's diary after the Franks, van Pels, and Pfeffer were arrested. But she didn't read it. Otto read the diary, which took him a long time. He decided to publish Anne's diary for her in 1947. He published Anne's real and original diary. The book instantly turned into a world-wide bestseller. It went from Germany and all the way to America. But many, many, many people thought he forged it and there was no such thing as Anne Frank. There were charges against him and the diary. But then, Otto proved once and for all that Anne was real.
Anne's diary went from a young girl's diary during WWII, into a world-wide favorite. Movies, books, documentaries, and even sights were made just for Anne. Anne's sights are a tree called the Anne Frank Tree, the Annex, and so on. Anne has the biggest role in the Jewish Holocaust. Whenever there is something on the Holocaust, Anne gets involved in it. It is impossible to think of the Holocaust without adding Anne Frank.
All about AnneEdit
Anne was smart, sweet, energetic, and a very interesting girl. She loved ice skating, writing, ping-pong, reading, movie stars, talking, and life itself. She lived life like no one else. Anne would always have something to say. Her talking would even get her in trouble. But she did get herself a bit out of her trouble by writing a story about little ducklings that would be bitten by their father because they talked so much. What was funny about the story was that Anne called it "Quack, Quack" and the ducklings and their parents' last names were Quack, Quack. Anne was a bit boy-crazy. She wrote to Kitty that she had many admirers. So it was obvious that Anne was a romantic. Anne also had a knack with fashion. She and her friends would read fashion magazines. But she also had deep dark feelings and thoughts. When she got Kitty, she was free to write down everything that was on her mind and heart. Even when Adolf Hitler was in control, Anne still lived happily. And she still does today, even though she died in 1945.
- Otto Frank (father)
- Edith Hollander Frank (mother)
- Margot Frank (older sister)
- Rosa Hollander (maternal grandmother)
- Abraham Hollander (maternal grandfather)
- Julius Hollander (maternal uncle)
- Walter Hollander (maternal uncle)
- Bettina Hollander (maternal aunt)
- Alice Frank (paternal grandmother)
- Michael Frank (paternal grandfather)
- Buddy Elias (cousin)
- Herbert Frank (paternal uncle)
- Helene Frank (paternal aunt)
1926-Otto and Edith marry
1927-Margot Frank is born
1929-Anne Frank is born in Frankfurt, Germany on June 12, 1942
1933-Adolf Hitler becomes leader of Germany. Laws against Jews are created.
1934-The Franks move to Amsterdam
1941-Amsterdam is taken over by the Nazis
1942-Anne turns 13 on June 12/recieves Kitty, her diary
- Margot is called up
- The Franks moves into the Annex
- The van Pels moves in with the Franks
- Fritz Pfeffer comes to the Annex
1944- (AUGUST 4) An unknown betrayer informs the Gestapo that several Jews are hiding in the upper back section of 263 Prinsengracht; later that morning the 8 occupants of the Annexe, as well as Mr. Kugler and Mr. Kleiman, are arrested.
(AUGUST 7) The occupants of the Annexe arrive in Westerbork transit camp. (SEPTEMBER 3) The occupants of the Annexe and hundreds of other Jews are sent on a final train out of Westerbork to Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland (LATE OCTOBER) Hermann van Pels is murdered in the gas chambers (NOVEMBER) Anne and Margot are put on a train to Bergen Belsen concentration camp after a brief while in the Scabies section of Auschwitz. (DECEMBER) Fritz Pfeffer perishes in Nuengemme concentration camp.
1945- JANUARY - Otto Frank is released from Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp.
MARCH - Margot and Anne die of typhus in Bergen Belsen concentration camp APRIL - Auguste van Pels dies en route/shortly after arriving at Theresienstadt concentration camp. MAY 5 - Peter van Pels dies in Mauthausen at the age of 18.
1947-Anne's diary is published
1959- The first film adaption of "Diary of a Young Girl" is released, starring Millie Perkins as Anne and Joseph Schildkraut as Otto Frank.
1980-Otto Frank dies from lung cancer at the age of 91.
1991-1995-The Diary of Anne Frank: The Definitive Edition is published/revealing un-published material from Anne's diary