Friday, February 22, 2013

Action! Anne Frank Report from Saniya

 Last night in my inbox, I found this report by Saniya. When learning about heroes, she was fascinated by the story of Anne Frank. Although Anne's story is challenging, Saniya decided to take it on with the help of her family. After she read it, she took action and completed this report. Electrifying work Saniya!

by saniya        ANNE FRANK

Anne Frank was born in Frankfurt, Germany June 12th 1929. She had an older sister named Margot. Anne went to the Montcore school and her two best friends were called: Sanne and Hannelie! She received the news that she was going into hiding (because of the world war 2), when she was only 13 years old!

They went into hiding at Anne Frank’s dad’s office. In the office there was an attic. Anne Frank lived in that attic for nearly 2 years! She had really bad nightmares and didn’t really enjoy the shooting and sirens at night(it didn’t really help her)! She had to share the attic with 7 more people named: Peter Van Daan, Mrs. Van Daan, Mr Van Daan, Mr. Dussel (a dentist) Her Mother (Edith Frank), her father (Otto Frank) and her older sister Margot! No-one was allowed to go outside of the attic except for their weekly shower! Imagine, that not being able to do anything! Not allowed to get a bit of fresh air!  Well why don’t you try to think of some things Anne could not do? To get rid of times when she couldn’t do anything she studied it was much harder (without a teacher) but, she tried. She was committed to because things were really hard for her but she didn’t just give up! Not just for studying but for other things like staying hopeful and building a stronger bond with her mother! (to help her stay hopeful she looked at a tree out of a window and watched by as the seasons pass! Later on, that tree was named the Anne Frank tree! But one sad night, during a strong summer storm her tree sadly had crashed down after, Anne Frank had died)!

During her (nearly) 2nd year of hiding she fell in love with Peter Van Daan! She even dreamt of him!

But sadly enough, their secret did not last long after that! On August 1st 1984 Anne Frank and everyone else in the attic/secret annex were arrested and taken to a camp to shave off all of their hair! After that they were taken to a labour camp in Belgium!

Only Anne Frank , Margot and their Mother were taken to labour camp Otto Frank said they might be separated and they were! When Anne Frank was only 15 she died!  Otto Frank was the only one of the Frank family to still survive the war! Otto Frank published the diary and Anne Frank’s story still lives on! Anne Frank is my hero and truly deserves to be a hero! Her story is truly amazing!

Here are some facts on Anne Frank:
·       She had to share a room with Mr. Dussel
·       Everyone thought she was a chatterbox (just like me)!
·       She didn’t really love her mother
·       Her real name is Annalise

This is a poem her father wrote for her on her

As youngest among us, but small no more
Your life can be trying, for we have the chore,
Of becoming your teachers, a terrible bore
“We’ve got experience! Take it from me!”
“We’ve done this all before, you see.
We know the ropes, we know the game”
Since time immemorial, always the same.
Ones own shortcomings are nothing but fluff,
But everyone else’s are heavier stuff
Faultfinding comes easy when this is our plight,
But it’s hard for your parents, try as you might,
To treat you with fairness and kindness as well;
Nitpicking’s a habit that’s hard to dispel.
When your living with old folks all you can do
Is put up with their nagging-it’s hard but it’s true.
The pill may be bitter, but down it must go,
For it’s meant to keep the peace, you know.
For many months their not been in vain,
Since time goes against your grain.
You read and study nearly all day,   
Determined to chase the boredom away.
The more difficult question, much harder to bear,
Is “What on earth do I have to wear?
I’ve got no more socks, my clothes are too tight,
My shirt is a loincloth, I’m really a sight!
To put on my shoes I must cut of my toes,
Oh, dear I’m plagued with so many woes!

RESOURCES: The diary of a young girl book
WHERE: Secondary school

“No one ever becomes poor by giving.”
-Anne Frank

Words I learned:

Faultfindings- judgments based on personal opinions
Loincloth- a piece of cloth/clothing wrapped around the hips
Immemorial- prehistoric/old/ancient
Plagued- to pester/harass or to cause trouble or distress
Shortcomings- a failure, a fault or a defect
Dispel- to make a doubt, feeling, thought or belief disappear
Nitpickings- to look for small errors/ faultfinding


  1. Saniya impressive work!! Keep it up!!!
    Miss Rory thank you for your encouragement.

  2. Thanks for putting my work on the blog miss Rorey! !!!!!!!! And thsnk you again for saying electrifying my favourite word!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    1. You are most welcome! Thanks for all of the enthusiastic exclamation marks!