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Students, clergy, academics and writers current stimulating essays at the subject matter that Anne Frank's Diary movingly symbolizes the triumph of adolescence innocence over totalitarian brutality. this can be of price for sessions and learn teams with pursuits in faith and non secular ethics, the Holocaust, ethnic detoxing, discrimination, the position of the person in society, and the daunting ethical dilemmas posed by way of rising nationalisms around the world.
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I didn't get my period back until much later, after the war, when I returned to Prague. Everybody lost her period. After the war doctors made quite a study of this. From a medical point of view, they were fascinated. As for pregnancy. 30] next page > page_33 < previous page page_33 next page > Page 33 were pregnant. This was very dangerous, because if they were discovered, they did not survive. The Nazis wanted to eliminate the Jewish people, so it meant that they were not going to allow a new baby to be born.
I myself can attest to the fact that a child reading this diary might feel the tragedy of her death without having any idea of what that death really entailed. Although her words are a testament to the anxieties of those who hid from the Nazis, the brutality is still in the background. Her diary ends with the Gestapo's discovery of the hiding place; for what follows, she has left no words. But the main problem in a contemporary reading of the diary, I think, is that our own lack of innocence makes it virtually impossible to understand the young girl who wrote this book.
HL: In May 1944. 29] next page > page_30 < previous page page_30 next page > Page 30 the term "extermination camp" we did not know. The journey from Terezìn to Auschwitz was horrible. We were many days and nights in cattle cars, in the most indescribable conditions. When the train stopped and we got out, we were not in a frame of mind in which we could clearly think or feel. " We did not know yet that Auschwitz was the end of the road. CR: When did you learn "the truth" about Auschwitz? HL: I was told within the first few minutes by someone I knew, a doctor who had treated me in Terezìn.