Summary

The diary Anne Frank wrote between June 12, 1942, and August 1, 1944, is a remarkable document about the suffering during the Holocaust and the Second World War. Anne begins her notes on her thirteenth birthday and when she writes her last entry - number 195 in the diary - she is fifteen years old. 

On July 6, 1942, when Anne and her family are forced to go into hiding, she suddenly leaves behind her life as a relatively carefree schoolgirl. From that moment , she is forced to grow up more quickly than she would have ever thought possible because of the confines and inconveniences of the hiding place. In the 195 entries, Anne recounts her thoughts and most intimate feelings, the various experiences of everyday life in the secret annex, and the development of the war. During the 25 months, not only the world changes, but also Anne personally, and the teenage girl also discovers sexuality and love.

Anne's life before hiding

Anne was born in Frankfurt am Main in 1929 to Jewish parents but emigrated with her family to the Netherlands at the age of four to escape Nazi persecution in Germany. Until 1940, the family led a normal, middle-class, and carefree life in Amsterdam.

In 1940, the German army occupies the Netherlands, making life considerably more difficult for the Jewish family because of  many anti-Jewish laws. Although faced daily with the countless restrictions imposed on Jewish citizens, Anne still leads a relatively carefree life. In her diary entries up to the day she went into hiding, she focuses mainly on her everyday school life, her relationship with her numerous girlf...

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