Anne’s diary was first published in 1947, two years after her death from typhus in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. The thoughts and hopes of this 13-year-old girl continue to inspire millions of people. 

“Who would ever think that so much can go on in the soul of a young girl?”

Anne Frank - 12th January 1944

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To this day, Anne’s diary remains important to people in many ways. Historians regard it as an important historical document. Teachers use Anne’s words to discuss emotions, growing up and family relationships, all of which Anne wrote about in her diary.

 


Anne knew what was happening to her Jewish friends and neighbours, and was trapped herself, but she never stopped believing in the goodness of people. Her words and ideals continue to remind us of the need to respect each other and appreciate and understand the differences between us.

 

"The issue, which I am talking about is the school building plans for the future."

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"We could make people more aware of what they are doing to their bodies."

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"Criminals should pay for what they’ve done, especially if they take a child’s life."

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