Anne Frank

When Anne turned thirteen she received a diary and wrote in it everyday (Schmittroth 122-123). They had lived a good life up till then. It all changed soon after Anne's Birthday.

On July 5, 1942, less than a month after Anne's birthday, her sister Margot got summoned to a concentration camp (Schmittroth 122-123). Immediately the Franks went to hide in the attic of an office building where Otto Frank worked, also called the "Secret Annex,aE where they hid for 25 months (Schmittroth 123) (Feldman 308). There were a total of eight Jews hiding there: Anne, Margot, Otto, and Edith Frank, they were joined by Hermann and Petronella van Dann, their teenage son, Peter, and a Jewish dentist named Albert Dussel (Schmittroth 123). They spent their days in absolute silence so they would not attract attention. Most of Anne's time was spent reading, taking lessons from her father, listening to the radio, doing chores, and she wrote in her diary she called "Kitty" (Schmittroth 124). In her diary, which later made her famous, Anne wrote about everything from their daily routines to her love for



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