Survivor of the Holocaust
Language Arts, Trimester 3
April 10, 2013
There were many major events that have occurred during Anne Frank’s life time. One major event was the World War II which had occurred in 1939 and ended in 1945. You can tell that many people, who served in the war, were willing to devote their lives for the sake of others by the following quote: “It was the most widespread war in history with more than one hundred million people serving in military units” (Wikipedia). During this event, it had all started out by a leader named Adolf Hitler, who had led a political party in Germany of the Nazis. He was the Chancellor of Germany and he ruled the most powerful of the “Axis” nations. The second war was started by Germany with a no motivation attack on Poland. Britain and France declared war on Germany after Hitler had refused to control his invasion of Poland.The amount of dead people estimated around fifty million to over seventy million. Civilians killed, totaled from thirty eight to fifty five million; including thirteen to twenty million from war related diseases, and famine. The total military dead, ranged from twenty two to twenty five million. This included deaths in prison, which was about five million. Another event was the World Wide Great Depression, which had struck many countries by the end of the 1920s. Although the Great Depression was not severe in some countries, it was massive in the United States of America. You can tell that many people were not happy with their lives by the following quote: “Twenty five percent of all workers and thirty seven percent of all nonfarm workers were completely out of work” (The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics). The homeless people had found ways to travel from place to place, they were also known as vagabonds. Many cotton farmers were known as the Okies, they had stuffed their belongings into sheds which caused them to migrate to California. You can tell that as a few years went by, the economy slowly began to develop by the following quote: “The U.S. economy slowly began to recover in the second quarter of 1933, the recovery largely stalled for most of 11939 and 1935” (The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics). Lastly, the third major event that had occurred during Anne Frank’s lifetime was the Pearl Harbor. Before eight in the morning of December 7th, 1941, many Japanese fighters attacked the Americans. They attacked near Honolulu, Hawaii. The Japanese destroyed about twenty American naval vessels. They also destroyed battleships, approximately two hundred air planes. More than two thousand American soldiers and sailors died from the attack an about one thousand people were wounded or injured. You can tell that these soldiers will be remembered by the following quote: “Monuments were made for the lives of Soldiers who saved many people’s lives” (The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics).
Life Anne Frank lived a difficult childhood.During her lifetime, she had written a diary about not only her everyday problems of being a teenager, but the horrors of many wars. Anne had kept a diary since June 12th, 1942 until August 1st, 1944. She was born on June 12th, 1929 (83 years ago) in Frankfurt, Hesse Germany. Her mother was named Edith Frank and her father was named Otto Frank. Otto Frank was a lieutenant in the German Army during World War I. Her father later on became a business man in both Germany and Netherlands. Anne also had a sister named Margot. Margot was three years older than Anne, and she was always a very quiet, shy, and serious girl. The Frank family was an upper middle-class German-Jewish family. However you can tell that the Franks were disrupted by their happiness by the following quote: “When Anne was born on the eve of dramatic changes in German society that had soon disrupt her family’s happiness” (Biography).
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