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Reading Anne Frank’s Diary Led To A Difficult Chat With My Daughter

Toda is the birthday of Anne Frank, born on June 12, 1929, in Frankfurt, Germany. When she was only around four years old, she moved to Amsterdam in Netherlands, after Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party gained control over Germany. In May 1940, the German police trapped her Amsterdam and she lost her German Citizenship in 1941, thus becoming stateless. Then, the hardship and persecution began for little Anne and her family. They went from one place to another to hide. Her father, Otto Frank, worked until the family was arrested by the Gestapo (secret state police) on August 4, 1944. Anne kept her diary, which she received as a birthday gift, when her family went into hiding and wrote in it regularly about her emotions, suffering, and the society of the time. In 1945, Anne died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Otto was the only one from the “Secret Annex” (where Ann and her family were hid for over two years and she wrote her diary) to survive the war. He wa