The Diary of Anne Frank

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Writers: Wendy Kesselman Frances Goodrich Albert Hackett

Context

Anne Frank’s personal diary survived World War II, thanks to family friend Miep Gies, who aided the Franks during their two years in hiding. After the Franks were captured, Gies managed to save Anne’s diary from the Annex. After the War ended, Otto Frank, Anne’s father -- the only member of the Frank family that survived the Holocaust -- returned to Amsterdam, where Gies gave him Anne’s diary. Anne, herself, died of disease (probably Typhus) in Auschwitz in 1945, shortly before the concentration camp was liberated. Otto Frank published his late daughter’s diary in 1947 under the title The

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