Anne Frank

Millions of people throughout the world know the diary of Anne Frank. Anne Frank was born to Jewish parents in 1929 in Frankfurt/Main. In 1933 her family fled from the terror of the National Socialists to Amsterdam. After the German troops invaded the Netherlands Anne Frank and her family hid in the rear annex to a house in Amsterdam. There Anne Frank wrote her world-famous diary. After the betrayal of their hiding place in 1944 Anne Frank and her family were deported. Anne Frank died in 1945 in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp at the age of 15. Through the publication of her diary Anne Frank has become a symbol of the millions of Jews who fell victim to the racist extermination policy of the National Socialists.