How did Anne Frank resist the Nazis?

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As a young Jewish girl hiding in a secret annex, there's not a great deal that Anne can do to challenge the Nazis directly. However, she does defy them in her own unique way. Many people in her situation could be forgiven for being bitter and full of hate. But...

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As a young Jewish girl hiding in a secret annex, there's not a great deal that Anne can do to challenge the Nazis directly. However, she does defy them in her own unique way. Many people in her situation could be forgiven for being bitter and full of hate. But Anne's not like that. She shows her defiance towards her persecutors by trying to lead as normal a life as possible under very trying circumstances. Indeed, what's remarkable about the character of Anne as it emerges from the diary is just how incredibly normal she is. She experiences most of the feelings and emotions, the hopes, dreams, and insecurities normally associated with adolescence. Yet at the same time, Anne's also an extraordinary young lady, and it's her considerable maturity, compassion, and humanity that, in their own special way, constitute an act of resistance against the Nazis and their evil.

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