Google Doodle: The Diary Of A Young Girl By Anne Frank Completes 75 Years
Today’s Google Doodle is dedicated to the publication of The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. It has been 75 years since the diary was first published. The diary contains moments from her life and it has been an inspiration for many plays and films.
• Anne Frank was a Jewish Holocaust victim and wartime diarist
• She wrote a diary while hiding behind a bookcase
• The diary is full of her routine little battles that every adolescent has to go through
• Her father Otto got the diary published in 1947
Who Was Anne Frank?
Born on 12 June 1929 to Edith (mother) and Otto Heinrich Frank (father) in Frankfurt, Germany, Anne Frank was a victim of the Jewish Holocaust in 1942. After Adolf Hitler-led Nazi Party gained power in Germany, her family moved to Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 1934. But they have to take shelter in concealed rooms behind a bookcase in a building where Otto worked as persecution increased in 1942. They remain in the concealed rooms until their arrest by the Gestapo (Nazi secret police) in 1944. The Franks were then sent to detention camps where Anne and her sister, Margot, died due to illness.
How Was Anne Frank’s Diary Published?
Otto the only surviving member of the Frank family received the diary from his secretary, Miep Gies. He knew that Anne Frank wished to become a writer. He fulfilled her last wish by publishing the diary in 1947. Originally written in Dutch, the diary was first translated and published in English in 1952 as The Diary of a Young Girl, and then it was published in more than 70 languages.
How Did Anne Frank Write A Diary?
Anne Frank got the diary as her birthday gift and she decided to chronicle her family’s hiding and daily battles of survival. She also narrated the ordeal she went into as an adolescent during the Jewish Holocaust. Today the diary is one of the bestselling books and the inspiration for many plays and films.