In this blog you will learn about Anne Frank and the Secret Annex. I went to the Secret Annex in Amsterdam and I am reading Anne Frank’s diary. The Annex is cool, because you get to see the diary of Anne Frank. The Annex is not scary. The diary is interesting, because it tells exactly what they were doing while in hiding.
Anne Frank was born in Germany. When the Nazis came in the family was worried and moved to Amsterdam. For 7 years, the family was happy. Then the Nazis came to the Netherlands and the family was scared again. So the family went into hiding where Otto Frank worked.
They stayed in hiding for 2 years until they got arrested. Here are some things that Jews could not do:
- Jews could not go out between 8 pm to 6 am.
- Jews were forbidden to play on any athletic fields.
- Jews were forbidden to take any public transportation.
- Jews were not allowed to ride in cars, not even their own.
Sounds like you cannot do anything.
When the family went into hiding, they called their hiding place “The Secret Annex.” Eight people were living there for 2 years and they could not go outside. They were probably really unhealthy and bored. The eight people’s names were Peter, Anne, Margot, Otto, Edith, Mrs. Van Daan, Mr. Van Daan, and Mr. Dussel.
Tour of Secret Annex
After they were arrested the Franks, Van Daans, and Mr. Dussel went on a 3 day train ride to get to the concentration camps. When they got to the camps they had to do hard work.
Anne and Margot died by getting sick. Peter died of exhaustion. Mrs. Van Dan got pushed in front of a train, and Edith died of sickness. Mr. Van Dan died of exhaustion, and the only survivor was Otto Frank. That is sad.
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