Anne Frank’s diary turns 70

Anne Frank poses in 1941 (Anne Frank House). Click on the image to enlarge

Dylan Stableford
The Cutline
6/12/2012

Seventy years ago, on her 13th birthday, Anne Frank received what would become the world’s most famous diary.

The red-checkered notebook was given to Frank by her father, Otto, on June 12, 1942—22 days before Frank and her German-born Jewish family went into hiding during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands.

“I hope I will be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone,” Frank wrote in the diary on the same day. “And I hope you will be a great source of comfort and support.”

Frank died in 1945 in a German concentration camp—crazy to think that Frank would’ve been just 83 today had she survived…

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