Annelies Marie Frank

Annelies Marie Frank (1929 - abt. 1945)

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Annelies Marie (Anne) "Anneliese" Frank
Born in Frankfurt Germanymap
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Died about in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, Lower Saxony, Nazi Germanymap
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Born Annelies Marie Frank on 12 June 1929, to Otto Frank and Edith Frank-Holländer, Anne Frank has become one of the most talked about Jewish victims of the Holocaust, largely in part due to her diary that she kept from 12 June 1942 to 1 August 1944, a diary that was published after her death.

Born in the city of Frankfurt in Weimar, Germany, most of Anne's life was spent in or near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. Though born a German national, Frank lost her citizenship in 1941.

The diary of Anne Frank documents her experiences in hiding during World War II. The Frank family moved from Germany to Amsterdam in 1933, the year the Nazis gained control over Germany. Unfortunately, by May 1940, they were trapped in Amsterdam by the German occupation of the Netherlands.

By July 1942, persecutions of the Jewish population had increased and the family went into hiding in some concealed rooms in the building where Anne's father worked. Two years later, the group was betrayed and then transported to concentration camps. Anne and sister, Margot Frank, were eventually transferred to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where they died of typhus in February 1945.[1]

As mentioned, Anne gained international fame posthumously after her diary was published.The Diary of a Young Girl has been the basis for several plays and films.

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. In his own memoir, he noted the painful process of reading through her diary and remembering the events she described. He said, "For me it was a revelation ... I had no idea of the depth of her thoughts and feelings ... She had kept all these feelings to herself".

It has since been translated into many languages. It was translated from its original Dutch and first published in English in 1952 as The Diary of a Young Girl. The blank diary, a present received on her 13th birthday, chronicles her life from 12 June 1942 until 1 August 1944.[2]

Excerpts From Anne's Diary

  • “It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.”
  • “The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As longs as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.”
  • “Women should be respected as well! Generally speaking, men are held in great esteem in all parts of the world, so why shouldn't women have their share? Soldiers and war heroes are honored and commemorated, explorers are granted immortal fame, martyrs are revered, but how many people look upon women too as soldiers?...Women, who struggle and suffer pain to ensure the continuation of the human race, make much tougher and more courageous soldiers than all those big-mouthed freedom-fighting heroes put together!”
  • “Although I'm only fourteen, I know quite well what I want, I know who is right and who is wrong. I have my opinions, my own ideas and principles, and although it may sound pretty mad from an adolescent, I feel more of a person than a child, I feel quite independent of anyone.”


Sources for the dates of death of Anne and Margot Frank were never conclusive. However, more research has been done to arrive at these estimations of their deaths. The official death certificate was then dated by the ‘Committee for the Reporting of the Decease of Missing Persons’ at "31 March 1945" [3]

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  3. Sources for the date of death of Anne and Margot Frank in Bergen-Belsen from Anne Frank House.

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On 20 Apr 2016 at 05:31 GMT Summer (Binkley) Orman wrote:

Anne's diary was one of the first things I can remember reading that really stuck with me, at about 12 years old. Reading it changed my outlook on a lot of things; no small task for a 12 year old with an already limited world view. Visiting her home, the hiding place, and the concentration camps, are all on my bucket list.


On 24 Feb 2016 at 16:45 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

On 24 Feb 2016 at 09:18 GMT Pierre Goolaerts wrote:

Anne died in February. Sources are published by |

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