Anne Frank probably doesn’t even need an introduction. I, for sure, won’t be able to write one. When I was in about 7th grade in school, I read her Diary for the first time. It didnt affect me too much then. Having grown since then, I understand things better and appreciate the lessons taught to mankind by history. It certainly makes me feel lucky for taking birth in a country, where there were no more wars going on. I feel special for living all these years without knowing the misery of staying locked up in a small annex for 25 months, with minimal noise. I can never imagine what life would be if I were sent to a concentration camp, knowing too well that death is not far, and each day should be cherished. Who knows which might be the last?
In my previous post, I mentioned that according to The Guiness Book of World Records, her Diary is the most read in the entire world.
The Official Anne Frank Website takes you on a painful trip to the life and times of Second World War, as seen from the innocent eyes of Anne Frank.
There is too much to write and I couldnt possibly do justice to it in a blog post. Here are some pictures that I liked:
The Hiding Place
The Attic of the Secret Annex
Anne’s Room in the Annex
The Movable Book Case that covered the Secret Annex
Jews, who are summoned, receive this document from the Central Office of Jewish Emigration: an exact list of what they are allowed to bring with them. It also indicates when they must depart.
This hiding place is in a crawl space under the floor.
The Frank Family
Prisoners working at Neuengamme concentration camp
Prisoners at Bergen-Belson: This is where Anne Frank was sent with her sister Margo.
The Nazi’s doctors determine which prisoners will be killed immediately.
“First, Margot had fallen out of bed onto the stone floor. She couldn’t get up anymore. Anne died a day later.”
Janny Brilleslijper provided an eyewitness account of the deaths of Margot and Anne Frank in Bergen-Belsen.
You can also check out the only Moving Image of Anne Frank here
Lastly, the Film Footage of the Chestnut Tree, which was visible from the annex.