History has had a great influence on art, whether it's literature, theatre or cinema. Tragically, the Holocaust has been the subject of many books and movies. The Diary of Anne Frank is the diary of a young girl captured in the time period of the Holocaust.
Anne Frank, her parents and younger sister went into hiding at the Nazi takeover in Holland. They were sheltered and cared for by Miep Gies and her husband Jan from July 1942 until August 1944. We can only assume that at this time they were betrayed. During her time in hiding, Anne kept a diary. This diary is now a world-famous book. It is Anne's life in her own words as she was growing up in a terrifying time. This book has sold millions copies in over fifty countries. It is important for us to understand why these people were in hiding and how history and policies of the German people affected the lives of this Jewish family. (Frank II) .
Adolf Hitler was born in 1889, in Austria and went to Germany in 1913. He served in the German army in the First World War and was wounded twice. When Hitler returned to Germany after the war he found his adopted country to be in turmoil. Unemployment was extremely high, and groups were starting revolutions. Dozens of new political organizations and parties appeared. Each party claimed to know the answers to solve the problems the country was having. Most of these groups were patriotic, antidemocratic, and very anti-Semitic. Hitler was a member of one of these groups. He joined a small group, which called themselves the Nazis. With Hitler's amazing ability as a speaker and his magnetic personality the party grew. Its program promised jobs, food and education to all Germans. During the depression Germany was falling apart. Hitler and the young Nazi party tried to take over the government during this period. They failed and Hitler was arrested and spent nine months in jail. When Hitler was in jail, he wrote a book called Mein Kampf, which was also called the bible of the Nazi movement.