Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Who is Anne Frank?

Have you guys ever heard 'The Story of a young Girl" by Anne Frank.Anyone? Actually she is just an ordinary girl who enjoyed reading and writing. Anne Frank is best-known as a victim of the Jewish genocide (The Holocaust), which was ordered by Germany's Adolf Hitler during World War 2. Actually she did give me an inspiration because at such an early age, she could express herself to the fullest through her writing in a diary. She is the true aspiring writer. Her words was very touching and make me want to think more seriously about my surrounding. And that is why i am very motivated to write anything that i can ever think of. So the story goes like this:

Anne diary is a commentaries on war and its impact on human being. Anne Frank was born on 12 June 1929 in Frankfurt Germany. Sadly to say she died because of typhus in March 1945 at the age of 16 years old. Briefly; in May 1940 the Germans invade the Netherlands, and immediately making the life as a Jews difficult. After that, in July 1942, the frank family received a notice to report and check in themselves to a Jewish work camp. To avoid from going there, the family decide to hide. They spent two years hiding from the Nazis in a small set of rooms in Amsterdam, protected by non-Jewish friends. Later on they were join by other family "the van Pels family" and Fritz Pfeffer, a dentist.

So the story goes on when Anne recorded the most intimate details of her daily life during her two year stay in the secret Annexe(the place where they stay). She also did mention a lot of her fear of being discovered almost everyday. Anne wrote almost daily in her diary until her last diary entry on 1 August 1944. Three days later on 4 August 1944, all of the Franks family, the Van Pels family, and Mr Pfeffer were discovered and arrested by the Gestapo(German secret police). They were then sent to the concentration camps. Alas, all members of the Secret Annex died in the camps; mostly it is because of starvation and communicable diseases. Only Anne dad's Otto Frank able to survive. When Otto Frank returned to Amsterdam, he was given Anne's diary. The diary was first published in German 1947.

This is the quote from The Diary (12 June 1942 - 1 August 1944) that i like:
1) "Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!"

2)"I don't believe that the big men, the politicians and the capitalists alone are guilty of the war. Oh, no, the little man is just as keen, otherwise the people of the world would have risen in revolt long ago! There is an urge and rage in people to destroy, to kill, to murder, and until all mankind, without exception, undergoes a great change, wars will be waged, everything that has been built up, cultivated and grown, will be destroyed and disfigured, after which mankind will have to begin all over again."

3)"I don't want to have lived in vain like most people. I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to people, even those I've never met. I want to go on living even after my death! And that's why I'm grateful to God for having given me this gift, which I can use to develop and to express all that's inside me."

4) "I hear the approaching thunder that, one day, will destroy us too, I feel the suffering of millions. And yet, when I look up at the sky, I somehow feel that this cruelty too shall end, that peace and tranquility will return once more."

5) "It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart."

6) "People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but it doesn't stop you having your own opinions. Even if people are still very young, they shouldn't be prevented from saying what they think."

7)"People will always follow a good example; be the one to set a good example, then it won't be long before the others follow... How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment, we can start now, start slowly changing the world! How lovely that everyone, great and small, can make their contribution toward introducing justice straightaway... And you can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!"

So there you have it on some of the Anne's Quote that i really admire and impress. I know she is a Jews(Yahudi), but nothing wrong for us to follow her example. Anyway if you want to know more about her, you can google it. For now that is all.

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