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Facts About Anne Frank

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Anne Frank was a historical figure during the occupation of Germany by the Nazis. She was a flesh and blood person whose life we know about due to the publishing of her journal years after her death. She died in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp of typhus. The movie based on the journal brought new life and interest into her journal. Anne Frank is an interesting person in the annals of history. If you are interested in learning more about her take a look at these interesting facts.

Portrait photo of Anne FrankPortrait photo of Anne Frank.

Helped by the non Jewish

The Frank family was helped into hiding during the Jewish Discrimination. Four of Otto’s employees helped to keep them hid. The names of these employees are Bep Voskuijl, Miep Gies, Victor Kugler and Johannes Kleiman. The secret annex kept them hidden until their discovery in August 1944 at which time they were sent to a concentration camp.

Sole survivor

The only member to survive Hitler and the concentration camps was Anne’s Father, Otto. Margot and Anne had died in Bergen-Belsen due to typhus and torture. Her diary was given to him and it was published after the war was over and after the death of her father.

Anne Frank's diaryAnne Frank’s diary at Anne Frank Museum in Berlin. Photo by Heather Cowper.

Anne Frank’s school

Anne Frank started in a Montessori school before the rise of Hitler. After the Jewish Discrimination began she then moved into a Jewish school and adjusted well. In 1942, Jews started to get arrested. This is right before they hid in the Secret Annex over her father’s workplace.

Her famous diary

Anne Frank received her diary at the age of 13 and called it Kitty. She started writing in this diary in 1943. This diary is important because it describes the horrors of being a Jew in Nazi Germany.

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