Anne Frank

Influential People: Anne Frank
Anne Frank is considered to be one the greatest Holocaust writers in history. Hiding in an attic for 25 months Anne Frank wrote about the tragedies and misfortunes the Jews were suffering during the Nazis invasion of Holland. Her book is considered to be “the wisest and most moving commentaries on war and its impact on human beings” (Roosevelt1). Anne Frank influenced people by being courageous, a great literary author, and for leaving a great insight into the Holocaust.
Anne Frank was born in Frankfurt, Germany on June 12, 1929. After Frank was born Hitler came to power and the persecution of the Jewish people in Germany began. Because of this, the Frank family moved to Holland where they believed they would be safe. In 1940, the Nazis invaded Holland.   Anne's life remained unchanged. The next year, however, the Nazis began deporting Jews and Anne's father along with some of his coworkers began preparing a secret hiding place for Anne's family.
On July 5, 1942 Anne's family went into hiding. Joining them were the van Pels family and Fritz Pfeffer, a dentist and friend of the family. Her diary, which spans the next two years, relates her struggles with the problems and joys of adolescence which she endured under the most bizarre of circumstances and in the midst of the horrors going on in the outside world. (Irey)
Courage, patience, hope and determination are just a few of Anne Frank's amazing qualities (JWA). She and her family did what many Jewish families wanted to do. They hid away from the Gestapo for two years and one month. She had the courage and faith that they would eventually be able to go back to their normal lives, unfortunately the Gestapo invaded the Secret Annex where Anne and the others were hiding and all of its occupants were taken to concentration camps. Of the eight, only Anne's father survived. Anne died at the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in Germany in early March 1945. Two months later, the war in...