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Anne Frank
By: Danny R.
Washington, Grade 6

Anne Frank

Have you ever thought about women history? I did. Did you ever wonder why there isn't a mans history? That's because we all know who George Washington is. We all celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.`s birthday, but what about Rosa Parks? What about the Bus Boycott? I would like to bring forth a very special woman, or should I say girl. She lived in Germany under Hilters rule... Anne Frank.

One of my reasons for nominating Anne Frank is that she lived a relatively short but meaningful life because of a crazed ruler who fed junk into his peoples heads. Jews had a hard life in Germany. She was born on June 12, 1929 to the beginning of March, 1945, which meant that she was about 15 or 16 years old when she died. The cause of her death is a typhoid epidemic at the Bergen Belsen concentration camp.

Bergen Belsen was located near Hanover in northwest Germany, located between the villages of Bergen and Belsen. This was one of the places where you went if you were a Jew who was caught by the Germans. Thy had hard lives, many died of tyohoid, and many more yet died of hunger and starvation. Anne spent 2 years before that in a hiding place called the Secret Annex.

The Secret Annex is a small room located behind a movable book shelf. She shared her room with a mean old gentleman who used to be a dentist. While they were in hiding, they had to follow rules that children (or adults) shouldn't have to deal with. There was a rule that said not to speak more loudly than a whisper. No child should have to go through that.

Anne Frank died at a young age because some people didn't like their religion. She had to live in a small, cramped room with super strict rules. She had to move to a place where countless others like her died. Not one of us today can understand what this was like for her. Unless you have an active imagination. Anne Frank played an important part in helping us understand the Jews hardship.

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