Anne Frank was a 13 year old Jewish girl who had to go into hiding with her family to escape from the Nazis during World War Two. With seven other people she hid in a secret room in a house in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. All the time she wrote a diary, writing of her hopes, her fears and her dreams. One of her dreams was to publish a book about the war and the time she spent in the secret room. After two years of hiding however, the family was discovered and sent to concentration camps. Anne died in the camp in 1945, just weeks before it was liberated.
No one has ever become poor by giving.
Her father, Otto Frank, decided to fulfil his daughter’s wish and her diary is published as Diary of a Young Girl. It has now sold over 30 million copies, spreading its message of love, peace and hope.
‘How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.’