The Diary of Anne Frank
Anne Frank's Diary
The Diary of Anne Frank was a diary written by a Jewish girl who was called Anne Frank. She wrote the diary while her and her family had been hiding for 2 years, they were hiding from Hitler's army, the Nazis. She was gifted the diary when she turned 12 and had been using it to write about her life. Anne Frank and the Franks were apart of the Holocaust, her family had been killed and she died, the last Frank that was alive was her father.
The diary was published in 1947 in Amsterdam. First published under the title 'Het Achterhuis'. The diary soon became popular when versions of it were released in english. After Anne died, the diary was retrieved by Miep Gies who than gave it to Annes father, Otto Frank. The diary becomes even more imporant to Anne during the hiding period, because she can entrust it with her innermost thoughts. On March 16, 1944, she realizes: "The nicest part is being able to write down all my thoughts and feelings, otherwise I'd absolutely suffocate."
Anne Frank's life
Anne Frank was born on 12 June 1929 in the German town of Frankfurt am Main. Her father’s family had lived here for generations. Anne’s sister, Margot is three and a half years older. The economic crisis, Hitler’s rise to power and growing anti-Semitism put an end to the family’s carefree life. Otto Frank and his wife Edith decide, just as many other German Jews, to leave Germany.