Anne Frank

Biography Project for Mrs. Hemry's 8th grade Language Arts class made by Brianna Pauli

Anne Frank was born on June 12, 1929 in Frankfurt, Germany and died March 1945.

Significant Events in History that Affected Anne's Life

  • On January 30, 1933, Adolf Hitler was appointed chancellor of Germany
  • World War II
  • On November 9,1938, the night that later came to be known as Kristallnacht, Nazi rioters in Aachen burned a synagogue and Jewish homes.
  • April 1933, the Nazis staged a boycott of Jewish businesses, this caused Non-Jewish's to avoid the Jewish.

Anne's Childhood

Anne Frank was born into a wealthy family of 4. As a child, Anne liked to be the center of attention and was always a chatterbox. When Anne turned 13, her father (Otto Frank) bought Anne a red, beige, and slightly tinted green diary. Anne wrote in the diary everyday and always had it wherever she went. Anne met a girl named Jacqueline Van Maarsen, at school and never stopped talking. The two later became best friends and were never seen apart.

People Who Influenced Anne's Life

  • Edith Frank (Anne's mother)
  • Otto Frank (Anne's Father)
  • Rosa Hollander (Anne's grandmother)
  • Margot Frank (Anne's sister)
  • Jacqueline Van Maarsen (Anne's best friend)

Unique Facts

  1. For two years the Frank family had to live in a secret living quarters. Mlep ( a business partner of Otto) had kept them in living quarters hiding them and taking care of them.
  2. For Anne's 13 birthday her father bought her a red, green, and beige checkered diary. Everyday she wrote in the diary about her feelings and quotes from other people.
  3. Anne liked to be the center of attention and was always the chatterbox.
  4. Anne Frank died in Bergen- Belson concentration camp caused by illness in March, 1945.


  • Anne's best accomplishment was her diary that she kept through WWII
  • Anne and her family hid in Switzerland in an annex with the Van Pels family
  • Anne was allowed to read unlike the other Jewish children
  • Anne wrote in her diary that she would make her voice be heard. She wanted to go on living even after her death
  • Anne's diary has been translated into 52 different languages and published in over 60 countries

The Theme of Anne's Life

Anne Franks theme was to stay strong and be brave through the tough situations in your life or in someone else's life because something will happen one way or another.

Anne's Words of Advice to me...

  • "When I write I can shake off all my cares."
  • "The main thing is to think a little and try to find the right road back."
  • " In the twilight beside an open window you can say more to each other than in brilliant sunshine."

I don't think anyone else in the world can inspire me like Anne Frank did. Anne lived a very hard and crucial life. I honestly look up to her and try to be brave and strong when I have hard times in life because I will remember that she had more struggles than what I have to deal with in my life.

Works Cited

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"Anne Frank: The Only Existing Film Images." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 06 Mar. 2015.

"Anne Frank House - Amsterdam." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 06 Mar. 2015.

"Animation of Anne Frank, the Graphic Biography." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 06 Mar. 2015.

Comment Stream

2 years ago

Bri, I am VERY impressed with your work on this project! 😃 😄 😀 😊