Anne Frank


Frank, Anne (1929-1945), a German-Jewish girl, wrote a vivid, tender diary while hiding from the Nazis during World War II. Anne was born in Frankfurt (am Main), Germany. She and her family moved to the Netherlands in 1933 after the Nazis began to persecute Jews. In 1942, during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, the family hid in a secret annex behind the Amsterdam office of her father's business. Anne recorded her experiences in a diary. Two years later, the family was betrayed and arrested. Anne died in the Nazi concentration camp at Belsen. Her diary was published in 1947, and later was made into a play and a film, both called The Diary of Anne Frank.

Contributor: Alison Leslie Gold, B.A., Coauthor, Anne Frank Remembered.