Who Was Anne Frank?
Annelies Marie “Anne” Frank was a world-famous German-born diarist and World War II Holocaust victim. Her work, The Diary of Anne Frank, has been read by millions.
Fleeing Nazi persecution of Jews in Germany, the family moved to Amsterdam and later went into hiding for two years. During this time, Frank wrote about her experiences and wishes. In 1945, the family was found and sent to concentration camps, where Frank died at the age of 15.
************ Our own Commentary:
Not going outside for two years is a long time. Right now we are sequestered for two weeks. Yet we can learn a lot from Anne, her resiliency and her uplifting attitude, just by reading some of her quotes. Here are a few:
“It's utterly impossible for me to build my life on a foundation of chaos, suffering and death. I see the world being slowly transformed into a wilderness; I hear the approaching thunder that, one day, will destroy us too. I feel the suffering of millions. And yet, when I look up at the sky, I somehow feel that everything will change for the better, that this cruelty too shall end, that peace and tranquility will return once more.”