Sunday, July 8, 2012

Beauty and Anne Frank

  Anne Frank has always been one of my favorite WWII stories of all time. Her diary has been inspiring me for many years, I've read it too many times to count. Her joy that she had while living in the attic of an old building for two years inspires me and my own joy. I hope that these quotes below inspire you like they have inspired me.

  Anne received the diary that has influenced millions on June 12, 1942 for her thirteenth birthday after moving to the Netherlands to escape the rule of Hitler. Less than a month later on July 5, 1942 the Franks went into hiding in the Secret Annex. They stayed there for two years. 

  On August 4, 1944 the Franks were arrested and taken from their hiding place. Anne and her family are sent separate ways to concentration camps. Anne, Margot (her older sister), and Mrs. van Pels were sent to the Bergen-Belson concentration camp. Anne died at that concentration camp in March of 1945. 

  The first copies of her Diary were printed in 1947 in Amsterdam. Today, Anne's diary can be found in 50 different languages and has sold over 25 million copies in the past 65 years. 

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