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The Freedom Riders (1): 1961 Effort to Challenge Segregated Bus System. L.A. Riots of 1992: Rodney King speaks; Late troop arrival. Anne Frank - Mini Biography. Biography. Free Fiction & Nonfiction Literacy Resources, Curriculum, & Assessment Materials for Middle & High School English Language Arts. "Selection of Hungarian Jews at Auschwitz" by Yad Vashem is licensed under Public domain.

Free Fiction & Nonfiction Literacy Resources, Curriculum, & Assessment Materials for Middle & High School English Language Arts

The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by Adolf Hitler and his Nazi regime. Holocaust is a word of Greek origin meaning “sacrifice by fire.” The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, believed that Germans were “racially superior” and that the Jews, deemed “inferior,” were an alien threat to the so-called German racial community. During the era of the Holocaust, German authorities also targeted other groups because of their perceived “racial inferiority”: Roma (Gypsies), the disabled, and some of the Slavic peoples (Poles, Russians, and others). Free Fiction & Nonfiction Literacy Resources, Curriculum, & Assessment Materials for Middle & High School English Language Arts.

"Miep Gies" by Jim Forest is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

Free Fiction & Nonfiction Literacy Resources, Curriculum, & Assessment Materials for Middle & High School English Language Arts

The last survivor who helped Anne Frank and her family hide from the Nazis has died. Miep Gies was 100. After the Franks were discovered and deported, it was Gies who found and preserved Anne’s diary. DEBORAH AMOS, host: Back in 1998, NPRs special correspondent Susan Stamberg visited a woman in Amsterdam and asked her a simple question. SUSAN STAMBERG: How do you say diary in Dutch? Free Fiction & Nonfiction Literacy Resources, Curriculum, & Assessment Materials for Middle & High School English Language Arts. "Anne Frank graffiti, Berlin" by duncan c is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.

Free Fiction & Nonfiction Literacy Resources, Curriculum, & Assessment Materials for Middle & High School English Language Arts

A 15-year-old girl named Anne Frank died 70 years ago this week; the exact day is unknown. She died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, not long after her sister Margot, who was 19. Anne Frank’s Wikipedia entry refers to her as a “diarist and a writer”; she sure was. The entries she wrote in the red plaid diary she got from her father on her 13th birthday were published as Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl in 1947. It has become one of the most famous books in history, translated into more than 60 languages. But let us remember this week that Anne Frank was a 15-year-old girl who was among the millions who died in the Holocaust. Anne’s diary tells the story of her family and family friends who hide for two years in an attic above her father’s old shop in Amsterdam because they were Jews in a time when Nazism rolled over Europe. It is a true story, both unbearably sad and inspiring. Free Fiction & Nonfiction Literacy Resources, Curriculum, & Assessment Materials for Middle & High School English Language Arts.

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Free Fiction & Nonfiction Literacy Resources, Curriculum, & Assessment Materials for Middle & High School English Language Arts

Overview and Background Anne Frank was one of over one million Jewish children who died in the Holocaust. Animation of Anne Frank, the graphic biography. Rodney King - Biography.com. When a mostly white jury acquitted the police officers who were caught on video beating Rodney King, it set off the L.A. riots of 1992.

Rodney King - Biography.com

Synopsis Born in Sacramento, California, on April 2, 1965, Rodney King was caught by the Los Angeles police after a high-speed chase on March 3, 1991. The officers pulled him out of the car and beat him brutally, while amateur cameraman George Holliday caught it all on videotape. The four L.A.P.D. officers involved were indicted on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and excessive use of force by a police officer. However, after a three-month trial, a predominantly white jury acquitted the officers, inflaming citizens and sparking the violent 1992 Los Angeles riots. Zlata's Diary. A 1995 edition of Zlata's Diary Zlata's Diary (ISBN 0-14-024205-8) is a book by Zlata Filipović, who was a young girl living in Sarajevo while it was under siege.

Zlata's Diary

Zlata Filipović wrote her diary from 1991 to 1993 during the Bosnian war. Zlata Filipovic, whose journal was Sarajevo's answer to Anne Frank's diary, tells of her fears for Bosnia today. But unfortunately for her, the life she relates in her diary is more often compared to that of Anne Frank, trapped in Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation.

Zlata Filipovic, whose journal was Sarajevo's answer to Anne Frank's diary, tells of her fears for Bosnia today

The Serb siege of Sarajevo went on longer than the Second World War siege of Leningrad, now St Petersburg. Its 380,000 people were left without food, electricity, water or heating for 46 months, hiding from the 330 shells a day that smashed into the city. Bosnians and Croats – who started off as allies – then turned against each other, so the Serbs, Bosnians and Croats all ended up fighting a war that took more than 100,000 lives, made half of the population homeless and left the once ethnically mixed country devastated and divided into mono-ethnic enclaves.

And while the horrors of war raged on, Miss Filipovic continued her diary. The handwritten notebook detailed her ordinary life, her reaction to the war, and her hopes and fears for the future. "I remember when BBC's Newsround came to Sarajevo to film my story," she said.