ANNE FRANK

(10 FACTS ABOUT ANNE FRANK)

1) THE “DIARY” ANNE RECEIVED FOR HER 13TH BIRTHDAY WAS ACTUALLY AN AUTOGRAPH BOOK.

2)ANNE WROTE MOST OF HER DIARY IN THE FORM OF LETTERS TO A PERSON NAMED “KITTY.

3). ANNE AND HER FAMILY WERE FOUND WHEN THEY WERE BETRAYED BY SOMEONE—ANONYMOUS TO THIS DAY—WHO KNEW WHERE THEY WERE HIDING.

4)ANNE DIED IN BERGEN-BELSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP, BUT NOT IN THE GAS CHAMBERS.

5)OF THE EIGHT PEOPLE WHO HAD BEEN HIDING IN THE SECRET ANNEX—ANNE, HER SISTER, HER PARENTS, THE VAN PELS FAMILY, AND A MAN NAMED FRITZ PFEFFER—ONLY ONE SURVIVED

6).OTTO FRANK WAS GIVEN ANNE’S DIARY BY MIEP GIES, ONE OF THE DUTCH CITIZENS WHO HELPED HIDE THE FRANKS.

7)HAD MIEP GIES LOOKED AT THE CONTENTS OF THE DIARY, WE NEVER WOULD HAVE GOTTEN TO READ ANNE’S INNERMOST THOUGHTS.

8)THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL IS OFTEN ON THE CONTROVERSIAL BOOKS LIST, BUT NOT FOR REASONS YOU MIGHT THINK

9)AND THAT’S NOT EVEN THE DUMBEST REASON PEOPLE HAVE TRIED TO HAVE THE BOOK BANNED FROM SCHOOLS

10)SOME PEOPLE—MOSTLY HOLOCAUST DENIERS—BELIEVE THAT ANNE FRANK’S DIARY IS A FORGERY.

Thanks to the publication of her diary, Anne is one of the most famous victims of the Holocaust. The diary begins on June 14, 1942—two days after Anne received the book for her thirteenth birthday.  Three weeks later, Anne and her family went into hiding in her father’s office.

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