Facts about Anne Frank
1- Anne Frank was Jewish diarist, born in German on June 12, 1929.
2- Otto and Edith Frank were Anne Frank’s parents.
3- Anne Frank real name was Annelise Marie Frank.
4- Her family moved to the Netherlands in 1933, when Hitler came to power.
5- Her father had been arranging his business in Amsterdam and place to hide.
6- But in 1940 Hitler invaded the Netherlands.
7- In 1942 Anne’s family went hiding in secret place in her father’s office in Amsterdam.
8- Before going hiding Anne Frank gave her cat, teapot and a tin of marbles to the neighbor to keep safe.
9- The secret place was annexed which can be accessed only by a moving bookcase.
10- Along with Anne mother, father and sister there were other people who were hiding with them.
11- Frank’s friends-Hermann and Auguste van Pels with their son Peter, and Fritz Pfeffer, a German dentist were with them.
12- They hid there for 2 years.
13- They had to keep quiet and stay inside all the time.
14- Anne Frank kept a diary throughout 2 years.
15- The diary was a gift for her 13th birthday.
16- She started most of the entries with ‘Dear Kitty’.
17- She wrote about everything, how they moved to Amsterdam and every detail.
18- She wrote about how they were discriminated and separated.
19- Her diary was covered in red and white checked cloth with a small lock on it.
20- Other than her experiences about hiding and war, she also wrote short stories and quotations.
21- Gerrit Bolkestein, Dutch Education minister asked the people to keep their dairies about a world war.
22- The speech was the inspiration for Anne Frank and she started rewriting her diary with the name ‘The Secret Annex’.
23- On 4th August 1944, all eight people were arrested by German secret police and four Dutch Nazi officers.
24- There are no clues or information how they were discovered.
25- Anne’s diary was retrieved by Otto’s friend, Miep Gies in hope to return her.
26- All of them were transferred to camp Westerbork of northeastern Netherlands.
27- On 3rd September they were transferred to Auschwitz concentration camp. Soon men and women were separated.
28- It was the last time Anne Frank saw her father.
29- Anne and her sister spend months working hard in camp.
30- In inters of 1944, the two sisters were transported to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany.
31- Her mother died of starvation on 6th January 1945.
32- Anne’s sister died in 1945 due to typhus.
33- Anne at the age of 15 died of typhus on 12th March 1945.
34- Few weeks after the death of the sister the camp was liberated by British troops.
35- Anne’s father was the only survivor of all the eight people.
36- Her father returned home in hope to find his family.
37- Miep Gies returned the diary to her father.
38- He read the whole diary bit by bit because it was very tough to read painful memories.
39- Her father decided to publish her diary.
40- The Diary of a Young Girl or The Diary of Anne Frank was first published in the year 1947.
41- The diary was translated into 70 different languages.
42- About 30 million copies of the book were sold.
43- Some pages of the diary were not published because of the intimate description by her of her body.
44- The Diary of Anne Frank is one of the most famous books in the world.
45- Her sister, Margot also used to write a dairy, but never found.
46- The Annex of the building at Prinsengracht 263 was opened to the public as a museum in the year 1960.
47- Her original diary is on display in Annex.
48- The Anne Frank House is the second most popular museum; it receives about 1.2 million visitors a year.
49- Anne’s family visa was denied by U.S.as refugees.
50- A school in Alabama tried to block the book in school because it was a real downer’.
51- Some people, who deny Holocaust believe that diary of Anne Frank is fake.
52- Many investigations of handwriting, ink, and paper were done to put the rumor to the rest, but nothing was found.
53- She had a dream of becoming an actress.
54- Anne Frank was recorded in a video watching the neighbor’s marriage. It is on the YouTube.
55- Her diary explains the pain and suffering of all the teenagers during the war.
56- In Anne’s diary, there is a description of romance with Peter vans Pels, son of Otto’s friend and one of the eight people in the warehouse.
57- Anne’s relationship with her mother was not so good, but after living in Annex she realized that she was hard on her mother.
58- In some entries of the diary, she desired to pursue a career in journalism and writing.
59- Her father served in the German army during World War I.
60- Anne Frank’s diary inspired so many people around the globe.
Facts about Anne Frank