Facts About Anne Frank From Her Diary

Facts About Anne Frank From Her Diary

Anne Frank was a German-born Jew at the time when Hitler’s atrocities were at peak. The account of events of her hiding from getting caught and then spending a horrific time at Auschwitz Concentration Camps are told by a diary she wrote almost regularly. She began writing at 13 years of age and dies at 16.

Anne Frank’s diary, covered in red and white check had a small lock on it. She called it Kitty and wrote her thoughts, day to day routine, perceptions and musings into it.

Anne Frank’s diary, covered in red and white check had a small lock on it. She called it Kitty and wrote her thoughts, day to day routine, perceptions and musings into it.

Anne describes in her diary how she and seven others lived in the hiding while escaping Hitler and the torturous captivity in Auschwitz. The diary gives an insight to her life as a school girl and as a captive in the camp.

Young Anne had romance with her the son of her father’s business partner. She has her first kiss with him but questions her feelings for him.

On August 4, 1944, the eight people living in the hiding were discovered including the people who helped stay hidden. There are many theories surrounding around how their hiding was found, but none are 100% right.

After arriving in Auschwitz, the family was separated on the basis of gender. Anne’s mother, her sister Margot and Anne stayed together and worked hard day and night. They had to lift heavy stones and live in inhumane conditions.

As soon as Anne arrived in Auschwitz, she had to strip naked and got tattooed a number on her arm to make her easily identifiable in the prisoners. Even her head was shaved but covered with lice due to disgusting conditions in the prison.

Anne and her sister both got infected with Scabbers in the Auschwitz prison. They were treated in the hospital ward which was dark, smelly and infested with rodents.

Anne’s mother often skipped her meals and gave the food to her daughters so that they could live longer.

Due to unhygienic conditions, Anne and Margot contracted Typhus, which became an epidemic and infected 17,000 other prisoners. Both of them died of Typhus.

Of all the eight people who were hiding, only Anne’s father, Otto Frank survived. He found Anne’s diary removed anything too revealing and had it published.

Anne Frank’s most famous quote which she wrote in her diary was “I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.”

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