“I don’t want to have lived in vain like most people. I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people, even those I’ve never met. I want to go on living even after my death!” - Anne Frank
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY - August 1, 1944 - Anne Frank made her last entry in the diary she kept while hiding from the Nazis in occupied Holland. A few days later, Nazis raided her family’s hiding place behind a moveable bookcase in the warehouse pictured above. The family was arrested and all but Anne’s father, Otto, died in concentration camps early in 1945.
Anne’s dream of becoming a published author was realized when Otto Frank published her diary in 1947, securing Anne’s place as one of the most enduring voices of the Holocaust.
Click through to view a remarkable multimedia timeline of Anne Frank’s life, and the lasting impact of her diary: http://www.annefrank.org/en/Subsites/Timeline/World-War-Two-1939-1945/The-German-invasion/1942/The-first-page-of-the-diary-which-Anne-Frank-received-for-her-thirteenth-birthday-on-12-June-1942/#