Anne Frank & the Children of the Shoah
Over one million children under the age of sixteen died in the Shoah.
Anne Frank was one of them. She and her family, along with four others, spent 25 months during World War II hiding in an annex of rooms above her father's office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. After being betrayed to the Nazis, they were arrested and deported to Nazi concentration camps. Nine months after she was arrested, Anne Frank died of typhus in March of 1945 at Bergen-Belsen. She was fifteen years old.
Her diary, saved during the war by one of the family's helpers, Miep Gies, was first published in 1947. Today, her diary has been translated into 55 languages and is one of the most widely read books in the world.
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