Annene Frank: The Diary Of Anne Frank

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Annelies Marie “Anne” Frank (June 12, 1929 to March 1945) was a world-famous German-born diarist and World War II Holocaust victim. Her work, The Diary of Anne Frank, has gone on to be read by millions. Fleeing Nazi persecution of Jews, the family moved to Amsterdam and later went into hiding for two years. During this time, Frank wrote about her experiences and wishes. She was 15 when the family was found and sent to concentration camps, where she died.

Anne Frank in 1940 Photo
Anne Frank at school, 1940.

(Photo: Unknown photographer; Collectie Anne Frank Stichting Amsterdam (Website Anne Frank Stichting, Amsterdam) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

The Diary of Anne Frank
The Secret Annex: Diary Letters from June 14, 1942 to August 1, 1944 was a selection of passages from Anne Frank’s diary published on June 25, 1947 by Anne Frank’s father, Otto. "If she had been here, Anne would have been so proud," he said. For all its passages of despair, Frank 's diary is essentially a story of faith, hope and love in the face of hate.

On June 12, 1942, Anne Frank 's parents gave her a red checkered diary for her 13th birthday. She wrote her first entry, addressed to an imaginary friend named Kitty, that same day: "I hope I will be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone, and I hope you will be a great source of comfort and support."

During the two years Anne Frank spent hiding from the Nazis with her family in the Secret Annex in
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