The Story of Anne Frank: A Thread

Anne Frank is the well-known victim of Holocaust during World War II.
Why is Anne Frank so well-known?

Anne Frank is the most-known Jewish victim of the Holocaust due to her book, "The Diary of A Young Girl" which was discovered and published by her father, Otto Frank, after her demise giving details about their life in hiding.
Anne Frank was born in Frankfurt, Germany in June, 1929 to a Jewish Family. She had an elder sister. They migrated out of Germany in 1933 and reached Amsterdam, Holland, where they lived till 1944. They went into hiding in June, 1942 and were caught in August 1944.
The Franks spent 2 years in hiding at the father, Otto Frank's office, joined by another family, The Van Danns or the Van Pels and a dentist, Dussel (name in the diary) where his Dutch Colleagues also helped them hide all through the years.
Anne wrote the account of their time in hiding in her diary and called it the "Secret Annex" (translated from Dutch). It gives much insight about the civilian life during WWII, the Political situation from a teen's point of view.
The occupants of the "Secret Annex" were discovered in August 1944 (more than 2 years after they went into hiding) by the Gestapo. All of them were shipped to the concentration camp at Auschwitz where they were separated, never to meet again.
After a month at Poland, Anne with her mother and sister were shifted to the camp at Belsen in Germany where they all passed away. Anne passed away in March, 1945 at the age of 15.
Discovery of the book:
Otto Frank, (Anne's Father) was the only occupant of the Secret Annex who made it alive out of the camps and the war. When he visited the hiding place again after the war, he found Anne's Diary, and published it in Dutch.
The Irony:

Anne's shipment was the last shipment of Jews from Amsterdam just before the Allies captured Brussels.

She died at the Belsen camp, a month before it was liberated.

Her last wish was to go on living after her death and she did.
Importance of Diary of a Young Girl:
It was later published into 30+ languages from Dutch and gave information about life for Jews during the war. It also serves as an inspiration to the young generation and a memoir of a girl who was the victim of the Holocaust.
The Anne Frank House is a museum in Amsterdam, Holland located at the hiding place of the Franks.
One can see the original handwritten copy of Anne's Diary as well as walk through the Secret Annex.
I hope you enjoyed the thread! You can ask any questions below!! ~Maisha 💫

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