Anne Frank - Biographies of the 20th Century (20th Century by Anne E. Schraff

By Anne E. Schraff

Born in Germany in 1929, Anne Frank used to be in the course of international battle II. simply because Anne was once Jewish, she and her family members have been pressured to flee the phobia of the Holocaust that swept the continent. starting in 1942, Anne saved a diary of the tough trip of her kin. See how Anne's kin attempted to flee the horror of the struggle, and the way her diary turned her ally.

Guided by means of Time Magazines checklist of a hundred so much influential humans, the Biographies of the 20 th Century sequence of softcover 64-page biographies specializes in the leaders, scientists, and icons who formed our international. those humans, many from very humble beginnings, replaced how the area works. every one biography features a thesaurus, timeline, and illustrations. anyone consultant for every identify offers reproducible actions to increase the textual content.

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Anne began to notice Peter Van Pels in a different way. He was a shy young man, but he seemed to like Anne too. Anne felt as if she were falling in love with Peter. Anne looked for chances to sit beside him and look into his blue eyes. They sat beside each other on 42 Frank Book 9/17/07 2:44 PM Page 43 wooden crates, their arms around each other’s shoulders. Birds sang outside in the chestnut tree. Anne was filled with excitement, confusion, and longing. Sometimes, Anne told her mother how frustrated and miserable she felt.

The eight people in the secret annex listened to the radio at night. They 32 Frank Book 9/17/07 2:44 PM Page 33 heard news about the war broadcast from Great Britain. They learned what was happening to Jews who had been deported. They also heard about the progress of the war. Fritz Pfeffer brought more current news too. He told the Franks and Van Pels how the Dutch Nazi authorities were going from door to door. They were asking every householder if there were any Jews in the house. Any Jew who was found, from infants to older people, was deported to the death camps.

On January 27, 1945, when the Russian army liberated Auschwitz, Otto Frank was still alive. He heard that his wife was dead. He had no idea what happened to Anne and Margot. Otto Frank moved in with Miep and Jan Gies. He began an agonizing search for his daughters. Two months later, Otto Frank learned that Anne and Margot had died at Bergen-Belsen. Immediately, Miep gave him the diaries she had saved from the secret annex. Otto Frank was amazed that his daughter had written so much. He was also touched by the quality of the writing.

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