Annelies Marie Frank is her full name. Though Anne Frank is getting popular by the day, just like me, many still have no idea who she was and what her story really entails. I have personally taken the liberty to do the extra research just to know all about this famous girl.
Anne Frank Biography
She was born on 12th June 1929 in Frankfurt City in Germany. She had one sibling, her older sister who was three years older than her. Her parents’ names were Edith and Otto. Ann Frank was a Jewish and was one of the victims of Hitler’s ruling where he ordered the killing of the Jewish. Her story is one of the saddest life experiences ever told up to date, but it is full of hope and intriguing facts. Here are the Top 10 Intriguing Anne Frank facts you should know of.
1. The Diary of Anne Frank. This is the diary that has greatly aided in making Ann Frank so popular in the entire world. The diary has offered an intimate account of how her life was and in general the Jewish lives as they tried to hide from Hitler during the Holocaust during the World War II. She narrated her daily experiences in the diary for almost two years. To get a clear story of her life you should read her diary.
Anne Frank’s diary was a present from her parents, Edith and Otto Frank, as her 13th birthday present in 1942. She named the diary Kitty. She has an older sister named Margot Frank who was three years older than Anne. The family lived in their house, an apartment block on the Merwedepleinin, Amsterdam from 1934 until 1942.
The house has now been turned into a museum as part of a legacy of the 15-year old).
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Life and Death
Anne Frank was a very playful girl. Though her life revolves around her famous diary and her cruel life experiences, little is said about her character. She really loved to ride her bike and play with the toys. There was nothing special about the girl then only until she had to write. Before then, Anne enjoyed reading stories when she heard on the radio that they were searching for eyewitness for the Holocaust, hence she decided to write about it her own experience during the holocaust. She has gained fame after her death.
Anne eventually died in early March 1945 at 15 years of age (3 months before her 16th birthday), may the Lord rest her soul in eternal peace. While she was alive nobody took interest in her, hence she felt neglected in some way as she explains in the diary that she thought her mom is interested in her sister more. The publishing of her diary has driven the whole world to have an emotional attachment to her story. Her Death, based on the Ann Frank’s diary which stated that the girl passed away around March in 1945 at age of 15, shows that an epidemic of typhus had spread on the camp where she and others were held prisoners for quite some time. Anne together with 17,000 prisoners died from the disease and was buried in mass graves, location unknown.
Knowledge of her death came from the diary. Her father, Otto came to know of the daughter’s death through the diary that was found and given to him. A father got to realize the other side of his daughter he never thought existed.
Legacy of Anne Frank
Anne Frank’s work is published in more than 60 languages. The diary is famous across the globe, serving as a teaching of hope and perseverance. The diary is viewed as teachings to the world of what hope really means. The American people read the diary as part of school curriculum. And in 1959 the diary was filmed to give a visual description and look at how victims of the war truly felt.
A museum was opened in Anne’s name. Anne Frank’s Museum is the 2nd most visited museum in the City and the average age of people visiting is below 30 years. She quoted Shakespeare and other famous writers. She also borrowed many quotes of happiness, justice, love that she liked.
The young girl was definitely one of the most courageous people in the World War II. Anne never participated in the war, at least not physically but she did more than could be asked of a 15-year-old, in her diary she manages to describe the events fearlessly yet she had a first-hand experience of the danger. The above are top 10 intriguing Anne Frank facts, though there are quite other facts out there I think the best option to get to know more about Anne is to read her diary and other published stuff.
. Anne was born on June 12, 1929, in Frankfurt City, Germany
. Anne Frank’s diary made her famous worldwide, she gained fame posthumously with the publication of ‘The Diary of a Young Girl, in which she documents her life in hiding from 1942 to 1944 during Aldolf Hitler’s German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II.
. The diary was a present from her parents on her 13th birthday in 1942 and she named it ‘Kitty’
. Anne Frank’s diary is published in more than 60 languages around the world, as well as the basis for several plays and films.
. She was a very playful girl with no special characteristics during her lifetime until she had to write.
. Anne Frank died in early March 1945 at 15 years of age, few days after the death of her sister Margot who reportedly fell from her bunk in her weakened state. And few weeks before the camp was liberated by the British soldiers on April 15, 1945.
. Her father, Otto was the only survivor of the family and returned to Amsterdam after the war to find that Anne’s diary had been saved by one of the helpers, Miep Gies, and his efforts led to the publication of the diary in 1947.
. ‘Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart’ – Anne Frank.