Happy Thursday Guys!
We have almost made it to the end of the week. I decided that today I was going to do another author facts blog to add to the one’s I have done so far. I chose Anne Frank, because her dream was to become an author, and unfortunately she didn’t get to see her dream come true, when her diary was published. I believe that she needs to be recognized as an author, and her diary is read any many schools still. There have been movies made about her and her family hiding from the Nazi’s, and people have published biographies about her. I wanted to bring some facts about her into light, because a lot of people may not know that much about her, and I hope that this list will correct that.
Let’s get a glimpse into the life of Anne Frank:
- Her full name was Annelies Marie Frank
- She was German
- When she turned 13 years old, her father Otto, gave her a diary
- She actually wrote in two different diaries
- When Otto returned home, he read Anne’s diary, and before it was first published ripped pages out of it, that he thought were too personal. Later the pages were added, and the complete diary was published, and made available to the world
- Instead of just writing in her diary, Anne decided to name her diary Kitty, so she could write Dear Kitty and tell her story in letter form
- She wrote poems and short stories, which some were saved and published for people to read
- Anne and the other residents in the secret annex were arrested on August 4, 1944 and taken to concentration camps
- No one really knows the exact date she died, but it is believed that she died in 1945 after her sister, Margot
- Her diary was published on June 25, 1947, and has been translated into over 70 languages
- She wanted to become a writer so bad, that she decided when the war was over she would publish a book using her diary and call it “The Secret Annex”
- She was born on June 12, 1929
- She died at the age of 16
- She was known for her comedic and curious nature
I hope you have learned something new about Anne Frank from the above list that you already didn’t know. If you haven’t read Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl you need to, because it is a part of history that shouldn’t be forgotten. I will leave you with a quote by Anne Frank.