Most of us read her diary in high school, which chronicled two years of her life spent hiding in a secret room above her father’s office during the Nazi occupation of Holland. Eventually, the family was betrayed and sent to concentration camps where Anne died of typhus in March 1945 at the age of 15.
Her father, Otto Frank, was the only family member to survive. After the war, he went back to the secret room and found Anne’s diary. Through his efforts her diary was published in 1947. Since then it has been translated into multiple languages and adapted to both film and theater.
In honor of her birthday, please share your experience reading her diary. What do you remember feeling as you read about their lives spent in that room? How did it impact your life?