Annelies Marie “Anne” Frank
Date of Birth
June 12, 1929
Date of Death
Early March, 1945
Place of Birth
Otto Frank and Edith Frank-Hollander
One sister, Margot Frank
Montessori School, Jewish Lyceum
Reason for Fame
Anne Frank died while in a Nazi concentration camp at the age of 16.
The publication of her diary, Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, has been read by millions and allows insight into the life of this young girl
during a very difficult time in her life.
Anne dreamed of becoming an actress. In 1934, her family fled Germany and moved to Amzterdam in the Netherlands. In 1940, Germany invaded the Netherlands and the government began to persecute Jews by the implementation of restrictive and discriminatory laws; mandatory registration and segregation soon followed. On the morning of July 1, 1942, Anne and her family were forced to move into a hiding. On her thirteenth birthday, Anne received an autograph book, with a small lock on the front. Anne decided she would use it as diary and began writing in it almost immediately.