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The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank Lesson Plan

Introduction to The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

The Diary of a Young Girl was written over the course of the two years when its author, a young Jewish girl named Anne Frank, was hiding from the Nazis with her family in a safehouse in Amsterdam. While the Nazis were arresting Jews and transporting them to death camps, the Franks tried to wait out the war in a secret attic, able to survive only because helpers brought them food and books over the course of their time there. Anne aspired to be a writer, and chronicled the details of life in hiding from her own perspective. In 1944, the family was betrayed, arrested, and eventually sent to concentration camps, where they all perished except for Anne's father, Otto. When Otto...

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