Anne Frank

Ava Doherty

The Diary of Anne Frank

I was born June 12, 1929, in Frankfurt Germany. This was 10 years before World War II started. I was born to my mother Edith Frank and my father Otto Frank. I also had a sister named Margot that is three years older than me. I had lots of extended family too, such as my grandmother Alice Betty Stern and my cousin Buddy Elias. My parents decided to leave Germany in fear of Hitlers rise to power and growing antisemitism. We went to Amsterdam. There, I attended a Montessori kindergarten in 1934. A girl named Hanneli was my best friend in kindergarten. My family tried to escape the Netherlands for the united states or England, but we were not successful. On September 1, 1939, Germany invaded Poland and World War II started. Although many people kept diaries during the war, many were not published. My father Otto Frank, felt my message needed to be heard and he published my diary. My diary was well written and gave a first hand perspective of what it was like to live day to day in fear and hiding. My diary has been translated into 70 languages, so everyone can read all about what it was like to live during this scary time. In 1945, at the age of 16 I died, but my diary is still inspiring people today. My wish was to go on living, even after death and that wish was definitely fulfilled.