Meet Margot Frank, The Older Sister Of Anne Who Also Had A Diary
In the secret annexe Anne falls in love with Peter van Pels. Anne thinks that Margot is in love with Peter too, and this upsets her. But her worries are unfounded. Here's what we know: Margot Frank, Anne's older sister, is sixteen at the start of that she is mature and caring by encouraging Anne's relationship with Peter. Margot Frank, Anne's older sister, is sixteen at the start of the story and eighteen She envies Anne's relationship with Peter, but only the idea of having such a.
I hope to confide everything and hopefully be a great support for me. In this diary he recorded his experiences in a secret attic or built in an office building, while hiding with her family from the Nazis in Amsterdam during World War II.
His family was captured and taken to various German concentration camps, where they would all die unless her father, Otto. Ana was sent to the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz on September 2, and later to the concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen. He died there of typhoid fever on March 12,just days before it was released.
Anne accuses her mother, Edith Frank, of being cold and tactless. Frank does appear to be similar to Anne — outspoken and frank guess the last name fits! She often responds to Mrs. Sometimes, it appears that Mrs. Frank initiates the fights. Anne thinks there is nothing about her mother that is actually motherly, but often wishes she could have a caring, warm mother to turn to.
Anne and her mother never develop the kind of close relationship that exists between many mothers and daughters. Otto Frank Anne sees her father, Otto Frank, as a kindred spirit. Like Anne, Otto is a perpetual student, inhaling books, history, and news, and he encourages these interests in Anne. Also like Anne, he is a clown, frequently trying to amuse those around him and lighten up the mood of the Annex.
Unlike young Anne, Otto seems to be basically even-tempered and eager for peace in every situation. In the claustrophobic and tense living situation, Otto often served as the peacekeeper between the Franks, van Daans, and Dussel.
Addressing her diary entries to an imaginary friend she called Kitty, Anne Frank wrote about life in hiding, including her impressions of the other inhabitants of the Secret Annex, her feelings of loneliness and her frustration over the lack of privacy. While she detailed typical teenage issues such as crushes on boys, arguments with her mother and resentments toward her sister, Frank also displayed keen insight and maturity when she wrote about the war, humanity and her own identity.
She also penned short stories and essays during her time in hiding.
Meet Margot Frank — Anne’s Older Sister Who Also Had A Diary
The Franks are Captured by the Nazis On August 4,after 25 months in hiding, Anne Frank and the seven others in the Secret Annex were discovered by the Gestapo, the German secret state police, who had learned about the hiding place from an anonymous tipster who has never been definitively identified.
From there, in Septemberthe group was transported by freight train to the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination and concentration camp complex in German-occupied Poland.
Anne and Margot Frank were spared immediate death in the Auschwitz gas chambers and instead were sent to Bergen-Belsen, a concentration camp in northern Germany. In Marchthe Frank sisters died of typhus at Bergen-Belsen; their bodies were thrown into a mass grave.
Schiff was also a prisoner at Bergen-Belsen, though he was transported from there to Auschwitz before Anne and Margot arrived at Belsen. It is known for certain that he died in Auschwitz, although the exact date of his death is unclear.
Helmuth "Hello" Silberberg was the boy Anne was closest to at the time her family went into hiding, though they had only known each other about two weeks at that time. Born in Gelsenkirchen, Germanyhis parents sent him to Amsterdam to live with his grandparents, believing, like Otto Frank, that Hitler would respect The Netherlands' neutrality. Silberberg's grandfather, who disliked the name Helmuth, dubbed him "Hello". Hello was 16 and adored Anne, but she wrote in her diary that she was "not in love with Hello, he is just a friend, or as mummy would say, one of my 'beaux'", though Anne also remarked in her diary on how much she enjoyed Hello's company, and she speculated that he might become "a real friend" over time.
By a very convoluted series of events, including several narrow escapes from the Nazis, Hello eventually reunited with his parents in Belgium. Belgium was also an occupied country, however, and he and his family were still "in hiding", though not under circumstances as difficult as the Franks'. The American forces liberated the town where the Silberbergs were hiding on 3 Septemberand Hello was free — tragically on the same day that Anne and her family left on the last transport from Westerbork to Auschwitz.
Hello emigrated to the United States after the war and was later known as Ed Silverberg. He died in at age The Geiringers lived on the opposite side of Merwedeplein, the square where the Franks' apartment was located, and Eva and Anne were almost exactly the same age.
Eva was also a close friend of Sanne Ledermann's, and she knew both Anne and Margot. Eva described herself as an out-and-out tomboyand hence she was in awe of Anne's fashion sense and worldliness, but she was somewhat puzzled by Anne's fascination with boys. But Anne had introduced Eva to Otto Frank when the Geiringers first came to Amsterdam "so you can speak German with someone", as Anne had said, and Eva never forgot Otto's warmth and kindness to her.
Though they were acquainted on a first-name basis, Eva and Anne were not especially close, as they had different groups of friends aside from their mutual close friendship with Sanne Ledermann. Eva's brother Heinz was called up for deportation to labor camp on the same day as Margot Frank, and the Geiringers went into hiding at the same time the Franks did, though the Geiringer family split into two groups to do so - Eva and her mother in one location, and Heinz and his father at another.
Though hiding in two separate locations, all four of the Geiringers were betrayed on the same day, about three months before the Frank family.
Eva survived Auschwitz, and when the Russians liberated Birkenauthe women's sector of the camp, she walked the mile-and-a-half distance to the men's camp to look for her father and brother, finding out much later that they had not survived the prisoner march out of Auschwitz. But when she entered the sick barracks of the men's camp, she recognized Otto Frank and had a warm reunion with him.
Eva later wrote her autobiography Eva's Story: A Survivor's Tale by the Stepsister of Anne Frank which served as the inspiration for the development of a popular multimedia stage presentation about the Holocaust called And Then They Came for Me. Eva also co-authored, with Barbara Powers, an autobiography targeted to younger readers and considered a suitable companion book to Anne's diary, titled Promise, in which she describes her family's happy life before going into hiding, and the experiences of living in hiding during the Nazi occupation, of going to the concentration camps, and finally, of going after liberation to the house where Heinz and their father had hidden, to retrieve the paintings Heinz had hidden beneath the floorboards there.
Heinz's paintings have been displayed in exhibitions in the United States and are now a part of a permanent exhibition in Amsterdam's war museum.
After the war, Eva eventually built a new life in London with her husband of 60 years, Zvi Schloss, with whom she has three daughters. She is mentioned in passing in Anne's diary, when Anne writes of dreaming that she and Peter Schiff are looking "at a book of drawings by Mary Bos".
Mary and her parents had emigrated to the United States in February When they left, Anne wrote Mary a little poem as a goodbye note. Mary almost forgot about Anne, but after the war, when Anne's diary was published, she recalled her friend Anne from Montessori school. After the war, Mary wed Bob Schneider. They still live in the United States.
Kitty remained a lifelong friend of Mary Bos'; they communicated regularly by letter, even after Mary moved permanently to the United States in [ citation needed ].
Schoolmates at Montessori, Anne and Kitty attended different schools after sixth grade, and hence they had drifted apart somewhat. But shortly before the Franks went into hiding, Kitty visited Anne one day when Anne was in bed with a slight fever. They chatted the whole afternoon, and Kitty was impressed and pleased that the shrill, blunt, and boy-crazy friend she remembered from Montessori school had begun to mature into a somewhat more introspective and thoughtful girl.
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This drew them closer together again. In the picture of Anne's 10th birthday referenced above under "Mary Bos", Kitty is the girl in the center with the dark pleated skirt. Kitty's entire family survived internment at Theresienstadt, and, following her father's profession, Kitty became a dentist after the war.
Lucia "Lucie" van Dijk was a Christian friend from the Montessori school. Lucie's mother was an adamant member of the NSB until the end of the war, but Lucie's disillusioned father left the party in Anne was shocked when the van Dijks became party members, but Otto Frank patiently explained to her that they could still be good people even if they had distasteful politics.
Lucie herself was briefly a rather conflicted and nervous member of the Jeugdstorm Nazi youth groupbut between her father's later abandonment of the party and her grandmother's absolute abhorrence of anything connected with National Socialism, Lucie dropped out of the Jeugdstorm in late She married after the war and has lived her whole life in Amsterdam. Ietje was the girl with whom Anne breathlessly shared the news concerning one of Anne's maternal uncles, who had been arrested by the Nazis and sent to labor camp he later was released and emigrated to the United States.
Being Christian, Ietje's family was able to live out the war in Amsterdam. Ietje became a teacher in later years and today lives in Amstelveenoutside of Amsterdam. Very little is known about either girl. Martha, on the far right in the photograph, survived the war. Martha was Anne's Montessori schoolmate and is seen in another picture with Anne taken during Anne's last term at Montessori.
Hansi was an exception among those who knew Anne - she was rather indifferent about Anne and idolized Anne's sister Margot instead. But Anne, Hansi, and Hansi's two sisters performed in a holiday play about a vain princess who is punished with a long nose for her vanity, until she sees the error of her ways.
Anne played the princess; Hansi noted that she played the role to perfection and had "natural charisma". Most people felt that Margot was the more beautiful of the Frank sisters, but Hansi observed that Anne, in her opinion, was prettier than Margot because "she [Anne] was always smiling". Aside from those anecdotes, however, Hansi thought of Anne primarily as a noisy chatterboxand "a shrimp", and she was surprised and impressed with Anne's inner depth upon reading the diary much later.
Hansi married a young physician after the war and, upon emigrating to America, changed her first name to "Laureen". She ultimately became a professor of foreign literature and languages at Portland State University. Gertrud Naumann was a friend, companion, and occasional babysitter of Anne and Margot's in Germany.