Google Doodle is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the world’s most famous 15 year old author, and her account of horrors of holocaust, written by Jewish German – Dutch diarist Anne Frank. To honor her memory, the search engine has featured a slideshow of real excerpts from her diary, that narrate first hand experience of how it was to be in hiding in Germany.
Who was Anne Frank?
Born on 12 June 1929, in Frankfurt Germany, Anne Frank moved to Amsterdam to escape the atrocities and malice imposed upon the Jews, by the ruling Nazi party. Soon, the Netherlands was also invaded by Germany after the beginning of World War 2 and jews were either imprisoned, executed or relocated to sadistic concentration camps. To prevent falling into any of these three options, Anne’s family was forced to hide in a surreptitious annex located in her father’s office
Anne happened to carry her diary among other possessions, a birthday gift she had received only a few days earlier on her 13th birthday. Over the next 25 months, she penned down her thoughts, experiences and happenings into the book, hopeful that one day after the war, the collection of stories would indeed be published. The collection was titled as “The Secret Annex”
Alas, the Frank Family was arrested in August 1944, and then taken into a detention center. From there, Anne and her sister Margot were sent to Bergen -Belsen where both of them saw their ultimate demise to the inhumane conditions along with the savage killings of the prisoners which they had to probably witness everyday.
Anne was only 15 when she wrote her last account in the diary, and her book is regarded as an important piece of literature concerning modern history. It has been translated into more than 80 languages.