François-Auguste Mignet
Collège international

The Diary of Anne Frank

vendredi 27 mai 2016, par Julia Fady

The story of a young girl...

Anne Frank was born in Germany on June 12th, 1929. When Hitler came to power, her family emigrated to Amsterdam and the family lived in a house on Merwedeplein where Anne and her sister Margot went to school and had friends.

When Hitler invaded Holland in May 1940, he brought with him numerous anti-Jewish laws. So, in June 1942, the family decided to go into hiding, along with another family, the Van Daans. Later they were joined by an acquaintance, Albert Dussel. The eight people lived with the help of two Dutch people, Mr Kraler and Miep Gies in what is known as ’The Secret Annex".

To keep her spirits up, Anne kept a diary which she treated as her closest friend and called « Kitty ».

The family stayed in hiding for two years, until August 1944, when their hiding place was betrayed and they were sent to Auschwitz.

Only Otto Frank, Anne’s father, survived.

In one of the last entries in her diary, Anne wrote, « In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart. »

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