The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

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What was Anne's attitude towards the war and people responsible for it?

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Anne Frank wrote in her diary that war was the fault of everyone—not just "politicians and capitalists"; she believed that wars were inevitable. Despite this, Anne still believed that people were basically good at heart.

Anne writes that all people have dark urges in them. People are disposed to want to hurt or kill others. War will always happen, she says, unless humankind as a group changes. It's clear that, to Anne, war is inevitable and will always happen, again and again.

This doesn't make her feel despair, though. She says that wars are a cycle. People will tear things down and build them back up. It will happen over and over.

Anne is not complementary to the Germans. She writes:

Those terrible Germans have oppressed and threatened us for so long that the thought of friends and salvation means everything to us!

When Anne thinks of the Germans, she's filled with anger and disgust. They do things like kill innocent hostages to root out saboteurs. This makes her disgusted to be German...

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