Anne Frank's major accomplishment was writing her diary, which she kept for more than two years while she and her family were hiding from the Nazis during World War II. The family was eventually discovered and taken to concentration camps, and the diary was found after the family was deported. Her diary endures as a testament to the human spirit.Continue Reading
Anne received the diary on her 13th birthday, just a few weeks before her family went into hiding. Both Anne and her sister Margot, who was four years her senior, kept diaries documenting their experiences while in hiding, but Margot's diary was never found. In her diary, Anne described what it was like to live in constant fear of being discovered. The family had to keep quiet at all times, and they had to conceal all lights and keep curtains and windows closed after sunset. They were completely dependent on others for basic necessities. Anne also wrote many of her thoughts and feelings about life, sexuality and her experience of transforming from a little girl into a young woman.
Anne and her family were eventually betrayed by someone who knew they were in hiding, and they were taken to a concentration camp and forced to perform hard labor. Anne and her sister were later transferred to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany, where they both contracted typhus, a bacterial disease. Anne and her sister died within days of each other; Anne was just 15 years old when she died. Anne's mother also fell ill and died. Anne's father, Otto, was the only member of the immediate family to survive.Learn more about World War 2
Anne Frank and her sister Margot died of typhus in March 1945, during their imprisonment at Bergen-Belsen, a German work camp. They were interred in a mass burial along with other casualties of Bergen-Belsen.Full Answer >
As of 2014, no one has conclusively determined who betrayed Anne Frank. Two official inquiries by Amsterdam police have been performed, and substantial research and speculation has been done by Frank family biographers and historians as well. Several suspects have been named, but no suspicions have been proven.Full Answer >
Anne Frank is famous because of her published diary that chronicled her time hiding from Nazi Germany persecution during the Holocaust. Despite being young at the time of its writing, the diary provides clear insight into the challenges she and her family faced.Full Answer >
Anne Frank is one of the most prominent figures of the Holocaust, famous for recording the daily life of a Jewish family hiding from the Nazis. The diary she kept as she was hiding from the Nazis is one of the best-known sources about Nazi Germany as well as a vivid record of her spirit and courage amid dangers and suffering.Full Answer >