On August 4,1944 a tip from a Dutch informer led the Gestapo to the now so well known secret annex in Amsterdam. Anne Frank, her family and all the other occupants would be arrested.
Via her diary Anne Frank became one of the symbols of the Holocaust. I often read people describing her diary and her letters as ‘works’ as if they were professional pieces of literature. But they weren’t ,they were words of a young girl coming of age, in the most anxious of circumstances. That is what makes it so special and powerful.
She was just an ordinary girl, as some of the below excerpts written by her illustrate.
“I have pretty long hair … Papa and Mama want me to get it cut but I’d much rather let it grow” “I have a little appliance in my mouth, and braces … Now I have to go to the…
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