Otto Frank Totalitarianism

Humanitarianism; is a moral of kindness, benevolence, and sympathy extended to all human beings. Humanitarianism has been an evolving concept historically but universality is a common theme in its evolution. No distinction is to be made on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, race, caste, age, religion, ability, or nationality. Anne Frank’s Diary should be considered a work that sparks sympathy in readers and supports humanitarian-like beliefs. (“Definition of Humanitarianism… ”) Humanitarianism is a life philosophy, that all humans have valuable. “Book Review: Global… ”).

Because anti-Semitic laws forced Jews into separate schools, Anne and her older sister, Margot, attended the Jewish Lyceum in Amsterdam. The Franks had moved to the Netherlands in the years leading up to World War II to escape persecution in Germany. After the Germans invaded the Netherlands in 1940, the Franks were forced into hiding. With another family, the van Daans, and an acquaintance, Mr. Dussel, they moved into a small secret annex above Otto Frank’s office, Anne Frank’s Father, where they had stockpiled food and supplies.

The employees from Otto’s firm helped hide the Franks and kept them supplied with food, medicine, and information about the outside world. At this time Anne starts her diary and tells her story through her own eyes. Throughout the story, Anne matures considerably throughout the course of her diary entries, moving from detailed accounts of basic activities to deeper, more profound thoughts about humanity and her own personal nature. She finds it difficult to understand why the Jews are being singled out and persecuted. Anne also confronts her own identity.

Though she considers herself to be German, her German citizenship has been revoked, and though she calls Holland her home, many of the Dutch have turned against the Jews. Anne feels a tremendous solidarity with her aggrieved people, and yet at the same time she wants to be seen as an individual rather than a member of a persecuted group. The trials of her life weren’t easy and by the end of her diary in her last enty on How Anne in “Anne Frank’s Diary” show that everyone should be treated with humanitarian compassion and that her diary is a humanitarian work.

Anne is a young little girl in hiding from the Nazi police with her family in close living quarters. Her life was told through a diary that she wrote in while in hiding and the true feelings of how a young per-adult in the circumstances that many Jewish families where put in. this piece of literature is just one example of why all human life. “Sometimes I think God is trying to test me, both now and in the future. I’ll have to become a good person on my own, without anyone to serve as a model or advise me, but it’ll make me stronger in the end. (October 30, 1943)” (Anne Frank, Beyond the Diary… ) From this quote there is question to how this little girl did not deserve to have to live her live in fear a theoretical cage for her early young adult hood. This is not a quote of a criminal. This is not a quote of anyone who has had history of ill acts towards others.

This young girl at an early age has decided to become a good person and to try to do what is right on her own out of the morals she has without a remodel. I want to ride a bike, dance, whistle, look at the world, feel young and know that I’m free, and yet I can’t let it show. Just imagine what would happen if all eight of us were to feel sorry for ourselves or walk around with the discontent clearly visible on our faces. Where would that get us? ”(December 24, 1943). (Anne Frank, Beyond the Diary…) This is a quote showing that she just wants to be like everyone else her age, by writing in her diary her deepest secrets of how she longs to be just like every other girl her age.

She also lets out her feelings about her family and what it was like to be treated as if she were less of a person than someone who is not Jewish while in hiding. At this point in the novel when the reader finishes this content it sparks compassion and somewhat of empathy for the girl and how she has to live her life. by writing in her diary her deepest secrets of how she longs to be just like every other girl her age. It is not often that people will deny that what the Nazi party did in world war two was wrong. However there are some religious groups, and other groups that do not agree.

Many of these people believe that their said race is the only race or, “Master race” and that all others are inferior. Many hold Hitler for what he did in high standards such as the “Neo Nazis”. Hitler was the mastermind behind most of what went on during the Nazi party in World War II. (“A History of the Holocaust… ”) Today the whole world can learn about what happened in this historic event in museums, (The World Must Know… ) and through documentaries (A Day in Auschwitz… ). Hitler was a very persuasive speaker, and he was what most people would call an opportunist.

During World War II he fought in the First World War, so he already have veterans on his side from the beginning when he ran for his campaign. He used many forms of propaganda like glittering generalities and talked about taking back the land that the German people lost and wanted to be reunited to with the Austrians. This way of thinking is wrong and is the exact opposite of the humanitarian perspective. There is no valid argument to show how one life is any greater than another’s’. It is not to be confused with national or a races pride. This is the demeaning of others. (“Research on the Entangled… ”).

There is many countries with laws and bills past to protect human life above all else and that under no circumstances is it justifiable to murder another person with the intent of doing said act for the reasons of superiority. Some may argue that also Anne Frank’s Diary is not a humanitarian work because it’s just a diary of a little Jewish girl. This is also wrong because the diary may not have been set out to be what it became as a work that has been awarded many a times but, it has reached and touches many lives. It inspires some and it continues to be a novel that is recommended in schools all around the world.

If it wasn’t a great novel then it would not have its own section of a museum dedicated to Anne Frank herself and her diary. (World Must Know…). In the novel, “Dear Diary the Hidden Life of Otto Frank” it tells the story of Anne Frank’s father. It includes more of the struggles from a different person’s point of view, of the oppression that Jews faced, while being in the same family. It also speaks of his entire life and the six short months between the Gestapo’s arrival at the other side of a moveable bookcase and the day the Russians liberated Auschwitz, where Otto was held prisoner.

Otto was the one who stitched together the story of what we know is Anne Frank’s legacy. Otto who sought a publisher for them at a time when most people wished to forget all about the Holocaust; Otto who made sure that stage and film adaptations of the diary were true to her ‘spirit’. He did this for peace of mind a little peace of mind. Some critics have accused the diary of sentimentalizing the Holocaust, which is true, and though it is hardly her fault, the book ends with Anne’s fate delicately unspoken.

Here, though, we go where those who interviewed Otto after the war so often feared to tread. We see him transported in a cattle car from Westerbork to Auschwitz. We watch him turn his head for a last look at his wife and children. We listen as he fights his desperate hunger by talking, not about food, but about Beethoven. Another addition to the collect on what the legacy of Anne Frank is, there is the book, “Anne Frank Beyond the Diary”. This novel goes into more depths with the diary and gives more incite to what most things were like, so that we may get a better understanding.

This elegant photographic remembrance of Anne Frank appears at first like any family album. Translated from the Dutch, this photo biography, like the famous diary, captures the ordinariness of Anne and her family’s life. Individual photos are mostly informal snapshots and are a bit blurry at times. But this photo biography chronicles a far-from-ordinary life, and the Association of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam sets Anne’s story in a larger context, examining Hitler’s rise to power, developing her family history, and the larger fate of the Jews during WWII.

The establishment of the Anne Frank House in 1960 is also described. Humanitarian beliefs are the beliefs shared by everyone who desires a world where people can live without the fears of extermination and being counted as a lesser being because all life matters. Humanitarianism also is a philosophical view on humanity and it is important to that human rights are preserved to keep balance and order in the world.