Anne fRANK'S LIFE WHILE IN HIDING
Anne Frank and her family were Jewish people who fled from Germany after the treaty of Versailles was signed. Germany was thrown into economical turmoil. They moved to Amsterdam in 1933. It was only seven years later when the Nazis invaded the Netherlands. The Franks were forced into hiding to escape being thrown into concentration camps for their religion. Anne was only thirteen when her family moved into a secret room in the back of her father's business building. This was called the secret annex. Anne's father, Otto, and her mother, Edith, bought her a diary for her thirteenth birthday. Anne wrote to her imaginary friend, Kitty. Anne said writing in her journal helped her stay sane in this time of isolation. Even though Anne was cooped up in a small storage unit, in the complete and utter darkness, she somehow found a ray of light to capture and keep close. Anne states “I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.” Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl. This quote shows how Anne tried to focus on the beautiful things in life, even though her life was taking place in a dreadful spot. “Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl. Besides Anne trying to see the positive things, she also kept all her hopes and dreams with her. “People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion.” Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl In this quote, Anne is showing a stubborn side of her personality. Even though Anne tried to stay happy, she still fell apart (emotionally) and felt great resentment towards the Nazis who ruined her life. Anne and her family went into hiding on July 6, 1942, until August 4, 1944 when a secret police and Dutch Nazis barged into the Annex. The Franks had been hiding in a dark, dank room for nearly two years. They had been found because of an anonymous tip, people today still don't know it was.