Anne Frank


1929 – 1945

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Who was Anne Frank?

Annelies "Anne" Marie Frank is one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Her diary has been the basis for several plays and films. Born in the city of Frankfurt am Main in Weimar Germany, she lived most of her life in or near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. Born a German national, Frank lost her citizenship in 1941. She gained international fame posthumously after her diary was published. It documents her experiences hiding during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II.

The Frank family moved from Germany to Amsterdam in 1933, the year the Nazis gained control over Germany. By the beginning of 1940, they were trapped in Amsterdam by the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. As persecutions of the Jewish population increased in July 1942, the family went into hiding in some concealed rooms in the building where Anne's father worked. After two years, the group was betrayed and transported to concentration camps. Anne Frank and her sister, Margot, were eventually transferred to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where they died of typhus in March 1945.

Otto Frank, the only survivor of the family, returned to Amsterdam after the war to find that Anne's diary had been saved, and his efforts led to its publication in 1947. It was translated from its original Dutch and first published in English in 1952 as The Diary of a Young Girl. It has since been translated into many languages. The diary, which was given to Anne on her 13th birthday, chronicles her life from 12 June 1942 until 1 August 1944.

Famous Quotes:

  • And finally I twist my heart round again, so that the bad is on the outside and the good is on the inside, and keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would so like to be, and could be, if there weren't any other people living in the world.

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Jun 12, 1929
Also known as
  • Anneliese Marie Frank
  • Judaism
  • Germans
  • Germany
  • Montessori Lyceum Amsterdam
    (1934 - 1941)
  • Jewish Lyceum
    (1941 - )
Lived in
  • Frankfurt
    (1929/06/12 - )
  • Bergen-Belsen concentration camp
    (1944/10 - 1945/03)
  • Auschwitz concentration camp
    (1944/09/03 - )
  • Amsterdam
    (1933 - )
  • Westerbork concentration camp
  • Anne Frank House
    (1942/07/06 - 1944/08/04)
Mar 1, 1945
Bergen-Belsen concentration camp
Resting place
Bergen-Belsen concentration camp

on July 23, 2013


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