Pictured is the famous diarist and author Anne Frank, who is one of the most known Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Anne Frank was a young girl who was born in Frankfurt, Germany, and lived most of her life in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. When the Nazis gained control of Germany in 1939, Anne Frank and her family moved to Amsterdam.
Margot and Anne Frank
The people who hid with and helped Anne Frank and her family. (From left to right) Otto Frank, Edith Frank, Margot Frank, Anne Frank, Hermann van Pels, Auguste van Pels, Peter van Pels, Fritz Pfeffer, Miep Gies, Johannes Kleiman, Victor Kugler and Bep Voskuijl.
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Marie-Claude Vaillant-Couturier (1912-1996) was a member of the resistance until 1942 when she was arrested, and sent first to Birkenau on 24 Jan 1943, then Ravensbruck. Marie-Claude remained at Ravensbruck even after the war, caring for the sick until the last POW left. Her powerful testimony at Nuremberg was devastating to the defence. Afterward, she slowly walked past the Nazis, looked each one in the eye, effectively unnerving them. Most bowed their heads; others, unrepentant, did not.
Anne Frank and friends; Amazing person. One of my heros, she never lost faith.
Dr. Adelaide "Heidi" Hautval of Strasbourg, France was arrested by the Nazis. Sent to Auschwitz, she witnessed the medical experiments and refused to participate. Transported to Ravensbruck, she again refused to participate in experiments. When the doctor said that Jews were different, she said, “In this camp, many people are different from me. You, for example.” She saved many lives by hiding the condemned as patients and stayed at the camp with Mme Vaillant-Couturier post war to care for…
10 Facts About Anne Frank's Diary
10 Things to Know About Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl--I wouldn't open this page up and read it to students, but it would be good to look over prior to the unit each year so I could share a couple points with them.