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Happy Birthday…Anne Frank!

12th JUNE 1929

Anne Frank Jewish Holocaust victim whose diary describes her family’s evasion of the Nazis during the World War II-era German Occupation of the Netherlands. Her Diary of a Young Girl (The Diary of Anne Frank) gives a full account of her life in hiding from June, 1942 through early August of 1944. Died 12th March 1945

Trivia fact: She gained posthumous fame for her diary after her family was betrayed and she died of typhus in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

Before fame: She was born in Frankfurt, Germany, and was raised primarily in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She received a blank book for her thirteenth birthday that she soon transformed into her now-famous diary.

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