Anne Frank (1929 – 1945)
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
A 12 year old Anne Frank doing her homework
The Diary of Anne Frank
is one of the most honest, powerful and poignant accounts of World War II and was written by a German teenage girl. The Franks were a Jewish family living in Germany, then Austria
throughout Hitler’s rise to power
and during World War II. The family hid in a secret annex with four other
people throughout the war
but were discovered and sent to concentration camps in 1944. Out of the Frank family, only Anne’s father survived, and he made the decision to publish Anne’s diary.
The Diary of Anne Frank has been translated into almost 70 languages and is an intimate portrayal of one of the most inhumane moments in history and is able to educate us on the universal human qualities of emotion, passion, love, hope, desire, fear and strength.