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BC: Made By: Holly Staroba

FC: Annelies Marie Frank 1929-1945

1: This photo is Anne Frank at the Jewish Lyceum in Amsterdam, 1941. When her diaries came public, they were published in this museum after her death in March, 1945.

2: This photograph is of Anne Frank and her family's hiding place during the war. They hid in the attic of this house and their room was guarded by a secret book shelf that opened to reveal the Frank family.

3: This photograph shows Anne Frank writing in her journal as she is hiding from the Nazi's in Amsterdam. Eventually these entries collected into the book, "Anne Frank: A Diary of a Young Girl."

4: This photo is of Anne Frank's family in 1940 celebrating her 12th birthday. This is the year that she and her family had to go into hiding from the Nazis.

5: This newspaper clipping describes Anne Frank's horrible death in the concentration camp. It is reviewing her diary that was published by her father, the only one that survived in her family.

6: Dear Kitty, June 6, 1944 Life in the secret annex is horrid at the moment. Mother and I keep fighting about little things such as supper and what time we should wake up in the morning. Margot and Peter are spending more and more time together and it is worrying father. The days here are hot and boring. Kitty, you’re the only thing that I have to do all day besides clean and pray for peace.

7: "This is D-day", came the announcement over the British radio. The invasion has begun! According to the German news, British parachute troops have landed on the French coast. British landing craft are in battle with the German Navy, says the BBC. Great commotion in the 'Secret Annex'! Would the long-awaited liberation that has been talked of so much but which still seems too wonderful, too much like a fairy-tale, ever come true? Could we be granted victory this year, 1944? We don't know yet, but hope is revived within us; it gives us fresh courage, and makes us strong again. It is time for supper. More tomorrow. Yours, Anne

8: This artifact is of Anne Frank's diary. Her entire diary was filled with her experiences in hiding. She called her diary, "Kitty". "Kitty" is now in a museum in Amsterdam, where she was in hiding.

9: This artifact is of the book shelf that hid Anne Frank and her family from the Nazis during World War II. Upstairs was an entire living area with bedrooms and a kitchen.

10: Anne Frank (1929-1945) achieved world fame after her death from typhus in March 1945 in the Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen through the publication of her diary in which she described the lives of eight Jews in hiding in the city of Amsterdam between June 1942 and August 1944. Anne Frank was born on June 12, 1929, in Frankfurt, Germany. Her father, Otto, was the son of wealthy parents. He attended the classical gymnasium and served as a lieutenant of the German army in World War I. Following the loss of his parent's fortune during the 1920s' inflation in Germany, he was able to establish himself as a businessman in Frankfurt specializing in banking and in the promotion of name brands. Anne's mother also came from a well-to-do family. Anne had a close and warm relationship with her father and a more distant one with her mother. Anne's sister Margot, a pretty and feminine girl, was born in 1926 and also died in Bergen-Belsen.

11: Following the Nazi takeover of Germany in January 1933, the Franks immigrated to Amsterdam, Holland, where Otto Frank became the managing director of a food company with a warehouse and office on the Prinsengracht, one of the city's canal/streets. Anne attended the Montessori school in Amsterdam.When the Nazis occupied Holland in May 1940 they began to institute anti-Jewish regulations which forced Anne to leave her school and to attend a Jewish secondary school. Jews were forced to wear the yellow Jewish Star of David, and deportation of Jews from Holland to the Auschwitz extermination camp commenced. Margot received an order to report for deportation in early July 1942. Otto Frank, who had prepared for this eventuality by setting up a hiding place for his family, decided that the time had come. He moved his family into the hidden rear portion of the warehouse where he had prepared two apartments.

12: This document is of Anne Frank's diary, Kitty, on display in Amsterdam. It beholds Anne's experience hiding from the Nazis. She tells her personal thoughts and feeling about the war and her family. Her diary was published by her father, the only one who survived.

13: This document is of Anne Frank's letters to family members when she first went into hiding. In the fist weeks of hiding from the Nazis in the "Secret Annex", she wrote letters to her cousins and aunts about her situation and asked if they were alright.

14: Works Cited Anne Frank. N.d. ABC-CLIO. LC, 2010. Web. 15 Dec. 2010. . “Anne Frank.” Encyclopedia of World Biography. Gale Biography in Context. Web. 5 Jan. 2011. .

15: Anne Frank and her Family. 1940. Neev. Web. 3 Jan. 2011. . Anne Frank at the Jewish Lyceum in Amsterdam. 1941. Biography in Content. Gale, 2010. Web. 15 Dec. 2010. .

16: Anne Frank’s Letters. N.d. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 Jan. 2011. . Bookshelf. N.d. Mitchell Stevens. Web. 3 Jan. 2011. . Chapin, Ruth. Christian Science Monitor 3 July 1952: n. pag. ProQuest Historical Newspapers. Web. 15 Dec. 2010. . German Diarist Anne Frank. 1940. Biography in Content. Gale, 2010. Web. 15 Dec. 2010.

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