1942- Anne Frank is gifted her famous diary as a birthday present

June 12, 2022

Anne Frank received her very own diary on June 12, 1942, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. On her birthday, the red and white checked diary was presented to the thirteen-year-old. The diary held a special place in her heart because it detailed her life hiding from Nazis during the Holocaust.

Her First Entries

Anne wrote to the diary as though it was a close friend and confidant in her writing. She wished the book could provide her with comfort and support in those dark and trying times. For two years, her family took refuge in an Annex; the book was her way of quietly understanding the world around her. Today, Anne Frank: Diary of A Young Girl is one of the most sold and published books.

Additional Facts:

  • Anne Marie Frank was born on June 12, 1929, in Frankfurt, German.
  • She would later die in March 1945 in a Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in Germany. She was 15 years old.
  • Anne Frank had one sister named Margot Frank and a cousin named Buddy Elias.
  • Anne Frank's parents were Otto Frank and Edith Frank. Edith Frank would later die from starvation at the age of 44.
  • The Frank family spent two years hiding in the Annex before they were discovered and separated.
  • Anne and Margot are presumed to have succumbed to typhus.

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