“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.”
~ Anne Frank
Anne Frank was an epitome of strength, spirit and inspiration. She was a young Jewish girl in the Netherlands who hid with her mother, father, sister and four others, to avoid being captured by the Nazi's during WWII. It was there she kept her now famous diary, The Diary of a Young Girl, which she hoped would be published after the war. Anne was given the red checkered diary by her parents, Edith and Otto, as a 13th birthday gift. Anne and the others stayed in the Secret Annex for 2 years before someone betrayed their hiding spot to the Nazi's. On August 4, 1944 everyone in the Secret Annex was arrested and transported to concentration camps. Anne and her sister Margot died one day apart of typhus in March 1945 in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany. Anne Frank's father, Otto, is the only one of the eight who survived the concentration camps. He received Anne's journal upon returning to Amsterdam and was amazed at the feeling, depth and insight it contained. "There was revealed a completely different Anne to the child that I had lost," Otto wrote in a letter to his mother. "I had no idea of the depths of her thoughts and feelings."
Read more about Anne Frank's incredible, inspirational life and legacy: www.annefrank.org/en/. Anne's work has been read by millions around the world and is published in 67 languages. Anne's story is more than an inspiration, it is a call to action, a call to remember we are all stronger than we think, a call to believe love is stronger than hate, a call to leave our own legacy of strength and spirit for others.