Comparing The Holocaust In Night And Anne Frank's Diary Of A Young Girl

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The Holocaust is one of the most atrocious times in history. The German Army captured and tortured many Jewish men, women, and children, including Anne Frank and Elie Wiesel. It is estimated that approximately six million Jews lost their lives during the Holocaust. Elie Wiesel’s Night and Anne Frank’s Diary of a Young Girl confront the horrors that the authors faced due to the horrific actions of Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany. While Anne Frank and Elie Wiesel are both merely teenagers when they are forced from their homes by the Nazis and the situations surrounding the events are quite similar, the stories they tell were written under vastly different circumstances. In Night, Wiesel writes about his personal experiences during the Holocaust. He was imprisoned by the Nazis, sent to multiple different concentration camps, and nearly worked to death. Throughout the work, Elie recounts his life in concentration camps. He tells of the never-ending hunger from only being …show more content…
The diary began on Anne’s thirteenth birthday, just weeks before her sister, Margot, was called up by the SS for deportation and the Frank family was forced to go into hiding in Amsterdam in an attempt to avoid death in Nazi Germany. They lived in a secret area of her father’s office building for slightly over two years with the Vaan Dan family and a dentist named Albert Dussel, all of which were of Jewish descent, until their discovery on August 4, 1944. The eight people were required to remain silent during the day as business went on in the warehouse and could only stir after closing. After being discovered by the Gestapo, the members of the annex were sent into German concentration camps as the last shipment of Jews to leave Holland. The writings ended abruptly shortly after Anne’s fifteenth birthday in August of 1944 when the hiding place was discovered by German