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Born in 1929 in Frankfurt, Germany, Annelies Marie"Anne" Frank moved with her family to Amsterdam in 1933 to escape German persecution of Jews.The Germans took over the Netherlands in 1940, and the Frank family, like other Jews, was trapped in Amsterdam. The Franks and several other families went into hiding, helped by a small group of heroic helpers who helped sustain the fugitives. Anne received a diary for her thirteenth birthday, and it was just a few weeks later when they fled to the Secret Annex. During their two years of concealment, Anne Frank wrote daily in her diary, creating a remarkable record of her experiences, hopes, and dreams. In 1944, Nazis stormed the attic hideaway, arresting all the occupants and transporting them to concentration camp. Frank died of typhus in Bergen-Belsen in 1945. Her diary, found and saved by trusted family protector Miep Gies, was returned to Otto Frank, Anne's father and the only surviving member of her family. Published in English as Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, the book has been published in sixty-seven languages. It continues to be one of the most widely read firsthand accounts of the Holocaust, and was adapted into a Pulitzer-Prize winning play and later a film.

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