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How did Anne Frank get her diary?

Last Updated: 16th April, 2020

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Anne Frank received her diary as a 13th birthday present
Anne chose her own diary – an autograph book bound with white and red checked cloth, and closed with a small lock – as a present for her 13th birthday. This birthday, on Friday 12 June 1942, was the last before she and her family went into hiding.

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Similarly one may ask, how was Anne Frank diary found?

After the arrest of the eight people in hiding, helpers Miep Gies and Bep Voskuijl found Anne's writings in the Secret Annex. Miep held on to Anne's diaries and papers and kept them in a drawer of her desk. She hoped that she would one day be able to return them to Anne.

Secondly, how did Anne Franks diary survive? It was 75 years ago — on June 12, 1942 — that Anne Frank received a diary for her 13th birthday. Within a few years, she would have died in a concentration camp, but her diary survived. Some 80 percent of Dutch Jews died in the Holocaust, giving Holland the highest death rate in western Europe.

Also asked, did Anne Frank want to publish her diary?

Anne didn't just keep a diary. She also wrote tales and planned to publish a book about her time in the Secret Annex. After the war, Otto Frank fulfilled her wish. Since then, Anne Frank's diary has been translated into more than 70 languages.

Who has Anne Frank's diary?

The family was apprehended in 1944, and Anne Frank died of typhus in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945. The diary was retrieved by Miep Gies, who gave it to Anne's father, Otto Frank, the family's only known survivor, just after the war was over. The diary has since been published in more than 60 languages.

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Donnell Agapotchkin

Professional

Why is Anne Frank important?

Anne Frank has become a famous name because of her poignant diary, which has been translated into many languages. Anne Frank's diary describes the frightening period experienced by Anne, her family and friends in the annexe. It also expresses her hopes and aspirations for the future, which were never to be realised.

Ilieva Pastore

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Why does Anne leave her diary behind?

Anne Frank - Her diary is left behind
After the people in hiding are arrested, helpers Miep Gies and Bep Voskuijl go into the hiding place to see if they can save any of their belongings. This company empties all the houses of arrested Jews. They do this for the Nazis.

Viana Nekuza

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Yuette Virvitsiotti

Explainer

Is Anne Frank's diary nonfiction?

After the Bible, “The Diary of Anne Frank” is the most widely read nonfiction book in the world. Translated into 60 languages, it's been adapted countless times for stage, film and television and used in schools across the country to help children understand the meaning, and horror, of the Holocaust.

Janira Hopfensperger

Explainer

What was the last entry in Anne Frank's diary?

Anne's last entry was written on Tuesday 1 August 1944. It reads: Dearest Kitty, "A bundle of contradictions" was the end of my previous letter and is the beginning of this one.

Rayyan BalmaƱa

Explainer

Can you visit Anne Frank House?

The Anne Frank House can only be visited with a ticket bought online for a specific time slot. The same applies to tickets for children (0-9 years old) and visitors with discount cards. The demand often exceeds the number of available tickets.

Mame Alvaro

Pundit

Who inspired Anne Frank?

When the Minister of Education of the Dutch government in England made an appeal on Radio Orange to hold on to war diaries and documents, Anne was inspired to rewrite her individual diaries into one running story, titled Het Achterhuis (The Secret Annex). The diary Anne receives for her 13th birthday.

Romayssa Rubin

Pundit

How do you say Anne Frank?

Pronunciation. I've heard her name was really pronounced Ann-uh (Anna), so why does everyone call her Anne as in Ah-N.

Abdallah Circuns

Pundit

What did Anne write in her diary?

Anne Frank was a young Jewish girl who lived and died during the Holocaust. The Frank family hid from the Nazis for two long years in a Secret Annex at the back of a warehouse. During that time, Anne kept a diary in which she not only wrote about the horrors of war but the everyday problems of being a teenager.

Armin Zaina

Pundit

What does the diary of Anne Frank teach us?

Anne Frank's diary taught that we don't really need all the stuff that we think we really "need", like a TV, or a smartphone. Although it is a great tragedy that Anne was killed by the cruelest of humans, I still believe that Anne was still able to live however she wanted through her mind.

Hasmik Mohlen

Pundit

What does Anne want to be when she grows up?

Anne wanted to be a professional journalist when she grew up. She kept several notebooks when in hiding. While her first and most famous was the red-checked notebook, when that ran out of space, she moved on to others, according to the Anne Frank House.

Hichem Vonderbeck

Teacher

What nationality was Anne Frank?

Weimar
German

Yani Comeche

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Who was the only survivor of Anne Frank's family?

But when Anne's father, Otto Frank, returned to Amsterdam at the end of World War II, having been liberated from Auschwitz, he was the lone survivor of the family. Anne Frank had died at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp three months before her 16th birthday.

Arundhati Esselborn

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Gintaras Pylin

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What happened to Peter Van Daan?

After a difficult journey, Peter and other prisoners arrived at the Mauthausen concentration camp. Peter fell ill and ended up in the sick barracks. The camp was liberated by American troops on 5 May 1945. According to a list kept by the medical staff, Peter van Pels died on 10 May 1945.

Marton Imizcoz

Reviewer

Who betrayed the Franks family?

Miep Gies
Born Hermine Santruschitz 15 February 1909 Vienna, Austria-Hungary
Died 11 January 2010 (aged 100) Hoorn, North Holland, Netherlands
Known for Hiding Dutch Jews such as Anne Frank and her family from the Nazis
Spouse(s) Jan Gies ( m. 1941; died 1993)

Bara Ernstberger

Reviewer

Where is Anne Frank buried?

April 1945

Edmilson Postma

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Sherice Glogorsk

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What was the purpose of Auschwitz?

The camp at Auschwitz was established in April 1940, at first as a quarantine camp for Polish political prisoners. On 22 June 1941, in an attempt to obtain new territory, Hitler invaded the Soviet Union.