Reporter: Luke, Emsie and Kyle

Anne’s influence today

Anne Frank has a published diary that tells us about her experiences and what the concentration camps were like. This diary is important today because it tells us of terrible experiences that no-one should witness therefore people should be free of concentration camps. The Human Rights acts were also probably reinforced because of the publishing of Anne Frank’s diary. Her diary has an impact on us today because it teachers us all about her experiences of Nazi Germany and why millions of innocent Jews lost their lives because Hitler didn’t like the way they looked or what they believed in. The diary was published by Anne’s father so that nothing like this ever happens again. Her Dad published the diary after Anne’s death in 1945, she was16 years old. He did this as it was Anne’s lifelong dream to become a writer or journalist and publish a book. 30 million copies were sold in 67 different languages around the world.

We have learnt many things through the Anne Frank exhibition that has been brought to our school such as: where she went throughout her life whilst she was on the run trying to escape the Nazis, her family, experiences and concentration camps. Anne lived in a secret annex around the back of her father’s jam company building. She lived with Otto Frank, Edith Frank, Margot Frank, Hermann van Pels, Auguste van Pels, Peter van Pels, and Fritz Pfeffer. We think that it is important that people come to our school to teach us about Anne Frank because if we don’t learn about important things like this in history then it might happen again. We are one of the privileged schools to have hosted an exhibition on her short, memorable life and we have thoroughly enjoyed the experience of exploring Anne’s life and the struggles of concentration camps such as Auschwitz.

We believe that more schools around the country should hold and get involved with exhibitions about Anne Frank as it has changed our thoughts and beliefs about Nazi Germany and how it changed the lives of many Jews and will take its place in history as one of the most devastating periods in time. The reason we are writing this article about Anne Frank is to give awareness to other people as things like this are happening and could happen at any moment. By learning about Anne Frank and her diary we have become more aware and sympathetic to all those who lost their lives for being who they were.

The Frank family:

 

Anne Frank

Anne Frank

Otto Frank

Otto Frank

Edith Frank

Edith Frank

Margot Frank

Margot Frank

 

If you are interested in Anne Frank’s life, childhood and where she did her work then you could visit museums such as Anne Frank’s house in Amsterdam, Netherlands. This is where here and 7 others hid for two years until they were eventually caught and sent to Auschwitz. Whilst hiding for two years in the secret Annex she wrote the diary which is now published today.

Throughout the time that we have spent learning about Anne Frank we have all gained experience and knowledge about the harsh life that she and millions of others had to live with.

Written by Kyle, Emsi and Luke

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