Anne Frank is most known for being a victim of the World War II Holocaust, she is also known for her published diary that was based on how she lived during that time period. Anne’s legacy is her diary because if it wasn’t for her we wouldn’t have known how the Jewish were being oppressed. We can gain all of this information when Eleanor Roosevelt introduces the book with, “This is a remarkable book. Written by a young girl- and the young are not afraid of telling the truth it is on of the wisest and most moving commentaries on war and its impact on human beings that I have ever read.” (introduction)
One thing that makes Anne Frank interesting is that she tends to confide everything to her diary because it helps her not feel lonely and in fear when she is hiding from the Nazis. She demonstrates this when she writes on her diary on June 20, 1942 “ I don’t want set down a series of bold facts in a diary like most people do, but I want this diary itself to be my friend, and I shall call my friend kitty.”(page 3)
Anne’s greatest weakness was being able to stay strong when war became more dangerous to the point where she started doubting if her family and she would be able to survive. She begins to get depressed and pleads for someone to help them when she writes in her diary “We all look down below, where people are fighting each other, we look above, where it is quiet and beautiful, and meanwhile we are cut of by the great dark mass, which will not let us go upwards, but which stands before us as an impenetrable wall, it tries to crush us, but cannot do so yer. I only cry and implore: oh, if only the black circle could recede and open the way for us” (page 115). To be able to overcome all of this she had to be able to stay quiet had to be capable of eating small amounts of foods because she shared a place, which she called the secret annexe, with seven other people. Unfortunately, she did not survive after her family was sent to the concentration camps, unlike her father who did survive.