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.
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.
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" 
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