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The Diary of Anne Frank
The Diary of a Young Girl, also known as The Diary of Anne Frank, is a book of the writings of a Jewish girl, and is one of the most important pieces of fiction to come out of the Second World War.

Anne who lived in the Netherlands during the Second World War. She had to hide for two years with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. 

During the Nazi occupation, Anne Frank received a blank diary as 
one of her presents on June 12, on her 13th birthday. She began to write in it two days later.

The Diary is not written in the classic forms, Anne calls her diary “Kitty”,so almost all of the letters are written to kitty.

In 1939, Anne Frank (Hannah Taylor-Gordon) realizes her world is beginning to change around her. Eventually, the Nazis invade the Netherlands. Anne becomes increasingly distressed as her rights are taken away, and her family is ominously being forced to register as Jews with the government and to wear yellow stars. She is then forced to leave her school and attend a Jewish lyceum, where she meets her new best friend, Jacqueline van Maarsen (Victoria Anne Brown), who is only half-Jewish. Anne also meets Hello Silberberg (Nicky Cantor), on whom she develops a crush.

On her birthday she received a gift that was a blank diary. A few weeks later Anne’s sister  receives a call up from the Germans to be deported to a labor camp. Soon they moved to the back of an Amsterdam warehouse for two years.She was thirteen when the family went into the Secret Annex.

There were eight refugees in Secret Annex. One night a thief breaks into the building below the Annex, leaving the eight refugees in terror.Eventually, on August 4, 1944, the Franks are denounced by Lena Hartog (Veronica Nowag-Jones), the cleaning lady of the business in which the annex resides. The eight people in the hiding are arrested and Anne's diary is dumped onto the floor while SS man Karl Silberbauer searches for hoarded money.

Afterwards, Frank and her family and other friends are sent on a train to a transit camp, held in the criminal “S Barracks”.

Anne and her family soon transported to Auschwitz, where the women are stripped of their clothing and their hair is shorn. She is sadly separated from her father and the other men.

The family was apprehended in 1944 and Anne Frank died of typhus in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945. After the war when It became clear that Anne was dead, she gave the diaries, unread, to Anne’s father, Otto Frank.

After long deliberation, Otto Frank decided to fulfill his daughter’s wish and publish her diary. The Diary has since been published in more than 60 languages.




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