Anne Frank Facts

Anne Frank Facts

Anne Frank was a diarist and writer and one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Her wartime diary The Diary of a Young Girl has been the basis for several plays and films after its publication in 1947. See the fact file below for more information on the life of Anne Frank.

Name
Annelies Marie “Anne” Frank

Date of Birth
June 12, 1929

Date of Death
Early March, 1945

Place of Birth
Frankfurt, Germany

Birth Family
Otto Frank and Edith Frank-Hollander
One sister, Margot Frank

Education
Montessori School, Jewish Lyceum

Career
Student
Writer, Author

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.

Additional Information
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.

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