Anne Frank Biography, Age, Death, & Facts

Anne Frank, in full Annelies Marie Frank, (born June 12, 1929, and died February/March 1945.

Jewish girl whose diary of her family’s two years in hiding during the German occupation of the Netherlands became a classic of war literature.

In 1942, Frank and her family went into hiding in a secret apartment behind her father’s business in German-occupied Amsterdam.

The Franks were discovered in 1944 and sent to concentration camps; only Anne’s father survived.

Anne Frank’s diary of her family’s time in hiding, first published in 1947, has been translated into almost 70 languages and is one of the most widely read accounts of the Holocaust.

Early in the Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler, Anne’s father, Otto Frank (1889–1980), a German businessman, took his wife and two daughters to live in Amsterdam.

On June 12, 1942, she received a red-and-white plaid diary for her 13th birthday.

A new English translation of the Diary, published in 1995, contains material that was edited out of the original version.

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