It was in February or March, the exact date is unknown, that she died in the concentration camp from typhus.
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Through the Eyes of Anne Frank
It is hard for anyone – especially a Christian – to understand how something so tragic and unnecessary like the Holocaust had to happen. Though Anne was not a Christian, her diary entries often feature an important Biblical Truth. This section of the website explores some of the connections between Anne’s words and the word of God.
Faith and Perseverance
“Despite all this, I still believe that man; deep down in his heart is good.” –Anne Frank- Sat. 15 July 1944, pg. 237.
This well-known quote by many who have read the diary of Ann Frank expresses the fact that Ann still has faith in humanity. Ann has not given up because she knows that humanity will pull through and this horrific event will pass. This quote mostly expresses her faith in man. Throughout the book Ann is pretty optimistic she thinks no matter what, man at its core is good even though they do evil deeds.
“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.”
This Quote shows that she is well aware of what kind of environment she is in so it trying to cover up the truth.
Ann shows an outward faith in God as she trusted God would guide her. Ann thought the best thing to do when afraid was to go outside where she could enjoy nature. She said she loved to be alone with nature, the heavens, and God. Although the killing of six million of her own kind did not make her feel different, she did undergo challenges with relationships, loneliness, and more. There has to be faith in what you do no matter what otherwise you won’t put forth the effort fully. She did hold through and I’m sure she died still believing in the better side of mankind and what comes after the wages of war.
Anne Frank: the real story of the girl behind the diary
By Bart van Es of TheGuardian.com
Albert Gomes de Mesquita is one of the last people alive to have known Anne Frank in person. He appears briefly in her diary as a fellow student at the Jewish Lyceum in Amsterdam, where she writes of him: “Albert de Mesquita came from the Montessori School and jumped a year. He’s really clever.”
There is nothing else. In all likelihood, Albert more or less vanished from her memory, but for him the situation is, inevitably, very different.
As the years have gone by his memories of Anne have become ever more important. Aged 89, he still travels internationally to conferences on her work and life. Anne has become a strange kind of celebrity and Albert, as someone who was actually there at the birthday party at which she was given her still-empty diary, is a point of contact for that fame.
Anne’s diary, which she kept for just over two years from her 13th birthday on 12 June 1942 to the moment of the Nazi raid on the secret annex where she lived in hiding with her family, has been translated into 60 languages and has sold more than 30m copies. It is one of the world’s most famous books. I asked Albert – who is the former husband of Lien de Jong (the subject of my book The Cut Out Girl, which describes how Lien was sent to stay with my grandparents, and her trauma as one of the Netherlands “hidden children”) – what he thought when he first read it and how he feels about it now. “My first reaction,” he told me, “was that I could have written that story myself, but then later I realised that what made it special lay not in the events that she experienced (after all, I had undergone the same things myself) but in her personal growth.” Albert’s family went into hiding at the same moment and in the same manner. They too were discovered, but, unlike the Franks, the De Mesquitas had a miraculous escape.