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The Diary of Anne Frank is the journal of a Jewish girl in her early teens This book describes both the joys and torments of daily life as well as typical adolescent thoughts throughout two years spent in hiding with her family during nazi occupation of the Netherlands During her confinement Frank continued her education under her fathers guidance and on her own initiative wrote the equivalent of two books in addition to her diary she also wrote a number of fables short stories reminiscences essays and an unfinished novel Life in the annex a common concern in her diary entries was strained by quarrels and tensions arising from the anxiety inherent in the situation the frustrations of a monotonous restrictive life and personality clashes The eight annex inhabitants shared cramped drab quarters and had to remain stiflingly quiet during the day at times refraining from using water faucets and toilet facilities to avoid being heard by other people in the building Their very survival depended on remaining undiscovered Through the generosity of four benefactors risked their own lives the annex inhabitants were provided with food and supplies as well as companionship and news from the outside world When on June 6 1944 D-Day news came that the tide of war had turned in favor of the Allies hope increased for the annex group Then suddenly on August 4 1944 their hiding place was raided and they became prisoners of the Nazis All were sent first on a passenger train to Westerbork and then a cattle car among the last human shipment to Auschwitz as a leader and as someone who remained sensitive and caring when most prisoners protected themselves from feeling anything In March 1945 two months before the German surrender Anne Frank died of typhoid fever in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp Otto Frank Annes father was the only survivor out of all eight inhabitants Discovered in the attic in which
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