It was published as a book, but it is the diary of a girl who wished to be a famous writer. While she was hidden, she knew that, after the war, her diary might be published. Her dream came true because of her father, who was the only one from the eight hidden people in the secret annex who survived the camps. [BR]Anne Mary Frank was born on June 12, 1929, in Frankfurt, Germany. She was a victim of the Nazism during the Second World War. She was just a kid when she moved with her parents and her sister to The Netherlands, to get protected from the Nazis people. They were Jews. [BR]However, they didn’t know that, a couple of years later, the war and the persecution against the Jewish people would get stronger, even in The Netherlands, by the launch of several laws. From that moment on, they could not live as normal citizens anymore. [BR]When Anne turned 13 years old, she had her desire realized by getting to know Kitty, as she called the diary she just won as a gift from her father. In fact, she used to have many friends, but she would miss one more. She wanted a friend in whom she could trust, tell about herself, her family, her friends, about life, about God, tell everything would happen around her, and, specially, have some support. By thinking about those things she had the idea of making a diary her best friend and she would write on it as if she were talking to her – Kitty -, as a person. [BR]Once that the war and the Nazism would get, time after time, even more violent, Mr. Frank decided to provide his family a shelter, in order to live in there, where they would be protected, until the end of the war. There was a free area in the building where he used to work and he decided to use that area as a shelter, which was called by Anne as the “secret annex”. [BR]The changing to their shelter happened before as planned. They moved the day after Anne’s sister, Margot, be called to go to a camp. [BR]Some workers of the building, Mr. Frank’s close friends, got responsible for the support of the hidden ones, as well as keep the shelter safe from the other workers, because in case anyone would find out there was a Jews shelter in that building, this one would tell Gestapo. [BR]Some time later, the annex hosted also the van Daan family and Mr. Dussel, all of them Mr. Frank’s friends. [BR]Among the few things she could take with her, Miss. Frank included her diary, on which she used to write frequently, as usual, keeping it actualized about everything would happen in the building, in the world (according to all of the information she would have from the helping workers), and, specially, in the annex and with the people she used to live with.
She also talked about her secrets and her feelings, such as: the admiration for her dad, the indifference for her mom, the constant conflicts with Mr. Dussel (her roommate), and try to express what it means to live like a prisoner and not be free to get out, to look through the windows, to make any noise, to speak loud; she had to eat always the same things, every day; she would have nothing to do but, basically, study and help on the domestic services of the annex – all of that just to protect her life. Day after day, she would face loneliness, tedium, anxiety, fear and the pessimism of some of her neighbors in the annex. [BR]But the girl would not tell only about her fears. She would also talk about her biggest desires and dreams. Despite the difficulties, she would always try to believe everything would be fine. She was always proud of being a Jew and she would believe God was protecting them from the danger, all the time. And on those hard moments (like happened once, at night, the annex was invaded by some thieves, the police got there some time after the invasion to check the place, and then, the police almost found the shelter), Anne was ready to face the worst possibility, and proud, just like a soldier who dies with love for his nation. [BR]Kitty had news about her writer friend until August 1, 1944. Three days later, some authorities from Gestapo invaded the annex. The eight hidden people were sent to jail and deported. [BR]Finally, the war was over and the only survivor among the hidden ones of the secret annex was Otto Frank, Anne’s father. The girl and her sister died some time before the camp be liberated, by English soldiers. They were contaminated with the typhus epidemic, caused by the terrible conditions of hygienic of the camp they were prisoners. [BR]Many people got important, along the years, because they made the difference with their thoughts and heroic acts. People from many different times, nationalities, professions, ages and religions, that had their lives interrupted. Anne Frank was one of them.