Wartime Daughter

‘Anne Frank’ was born in ‘Frankfurt’ (1929), ‘Germany’, the second daughter of ‘Otto Frank’ and ‘Edith Frank’. Her wartime diary ‘The Diary of a Young Girl’ has been the basis for several plays and films.

On March (1933), elections were held in ‘Frankfurt’ for the municipal council, and ‘Adolf Hitler’ ‘Nazi Party’ won. Antisemitic demonstrations occurred almost immediately.

In May (1940), ‘Germany’ invaded the ‘Netherlands’, and the occupation government began to persecute ‘Jews’ by the implementation of restrictive and discriminatory laws; mandatory registration and segregation soon followed.

She lived most of her life in or near ‘Amsterdam’, in the ‘Netherlands’ and ‘Otto Frank’, the only survivor of the family, returned to ‘Amsterdam’ after the war to find that ‘Anne’ diary had been saved, and his efforts led to its publication in (1947).

‘Eleanor Roosevelt’ described it as “one of the wisest and most moving commentaries on war and its impact on human beings that I have ever read”.

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’.

‘John F. Kennedy’ discussed ‘Anne Frank’ in a (1961) speech, and said, “Of all the multitudes who throughout history have spoken for human dignity in times of great suffering and loss, no voice is more compelling than that of Anne Frank”.


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