You all learned about people emigrating to new places due to discrimination. Who were they?
Jewish people begin being taken from their homes and sent to German labor camps. Anne’s family decide to go into hiding. With the help of some friends, Anne, her sister, her mother, father, and another family decide to hide in their home from the Germans.
Learning and Experiencing World War II Part 3
Invasion by Germany May 1940- Germany invades The Netherlands. There were increasing amounts of Anti-semitism, or hatred and discrimination towards Jewish people. Jewish people were being forced to wear stars to identify themselves at Jewish.
Diary of Anne Frank 1942: At 13, Anne beginswriting her fears, hopes, and experiences in her diary. The family was hiding foralmost 2 years in constantfear of being discovered. ““In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.” ― Anne Frank
1944 On 4 August 1944, everyone inthe Secret Annex is arrestedand sent to German concentrationcamps. Anne and her sister Margotdied from typhus just monthsbefore their concentration camp isliberated. Anne’s father is the only family member to survive. Her father published Anne’s diary which has become very popular.
Why should we know Anne Frank? She stands for the millions (estimated 6-7 million people) murdered under the German rule. Almost the population of all of Virginia!! Helps us never forget so we don’t make the same mistakes so history doesn’t repeat itself.