Follow Up to American Jewish History Month

Last month I featured five Jewish women as part of American Jewish History Month. Anne Frank is not an American, but since she is so well known in America (and elsewhere) because of her diary, I included her in the list.

Then I found this article on the ‘Net from ABCs Good Morning America site, referring to the 70th anniversary of Anne’s first diary entry, so I thought I would post it as a follow up. She certainly has had an impact on the lives of many young women, here and in other countries. The diary was not published until after the war, but the first entry was on June 10th on her 13th birthday in 1942, noted again below. Her spirit lives on!

 

From ABC News: Teenager Anne Frank’s diary about the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands in the early 1940s has inspired more than just plays and films since her death in a German concentration camp in 1945 at age 15. She started writing it 70 years ago today, June 12, 1942, on her 13th birthday.

Her first entry reads, “I hope I will be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone, and I hope you will be a great source of comfort and support.” You can read the book online at Google Books.


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