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You can always be inspired by Anne Frank!

I have known about Anne Frank since I was a girl, and we studied her in school.  I always think of her as brave and creative to have been able to express herself so well under such horrible political and personal conditions.

When conditions in the Frank family’s native Germany proved dangerous for the Jewish people in 1933,  they moved to the Netherlands that was free at that time.  Anne was very happy in her new environment attending a Montessori school (that encourages creativity) and she had a wide variety of friends from various backgrounds and faiths.

Unfortunately, that safety and freedom did not last.  In 1940 Germany overtook power in the Netherlands and the situation immediately became deadly for Jewish people.

The house that Anne Frank lived at was turned into a museum in her honor, and to teach about the Holocost.  You can learn so much from their webite.  The world is getting smaller year by year, so you might even visit sometime in Amsterdam.

http://www.annefrank.org/

You can, of course, read more details in the source websites listed below.  There are a number of fabulous documentaries and movies made of Anne’s story as well.

The fact that we all know is that Anne wrote her thoughts, feelings, and experiences down in a diary that was published after her death.  It tells us from an insider’s perspective what her life was like in hiding.  The fear, the tedium.  But Anne also had incredible moments of hope and joy.  We can all learn so much from her AGAIN as adults, even though we studied her in school and the fact that she died at 15 years old.  I believe that some people are blessed with amazing spiritual insight and are meant to share that with the world.  That was Anne Frank’s role, even though she suffered horribly.

Anne Frank has much to teach us, all of us…..

“Anne’s famous diary was written in an autograph book bound with white and red checked cloth, and closed with a small lock. It was given to her on her 13th birthday by her parents. Anne’s first entries describe how her family were segregated and discriminated against. Anne addressed many of her entries to an imaginary girl friend, ‘Dear Kitty’ or ‘Dearest Kitty’. Anne hoped her diary would be published as a novel after the war.

By 1944, Anne was convinced she wanted to pursue her passion for writing. She dreamt of becoming a journalist, and then a famous writer. On 28 March, Gerrit Bolkestein, education minister of the Dutch Government in exile, made a broadcast on Radio Orange, calling on people to save their diaries. Consequently, Anne, started to rework her diary and called it The Secret Annex.”  quoted from source c below

Recommended Videos:

http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/anne-frank/videos

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/oct/02/anne-frank-video-release-youtube

Research Sources:

(a( https://www.biography.com/people/anne-frank-9300892#!

(b) http://www.historynet.com/anne-frank

(c) http://www.historyextra.com/article/second-world-war/9-facts-anne-frank

(d) http://primaryfacts.com/937/anne-frank-facts-and-information/

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Hope you enjoyed a short visit with Anne Frank and her background!

Sally K Witt

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