Anne Frank, The Diary of Anne Frank

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Sixty years after its first publication,

The Diary of Anne Frank

remains one of the most widely-read books in the world. As the chronicle of a young Jewish woman’s two years in hiding from the Nazis, the diary has introduced billions of readers to the Holocaust. To date, it has appeared in sixty-five different languages and constitutes required reading in secondary schools around the world. Subsequent stage and film versions have further popularized Anne Frank’s work, and every year nearly a million people visit the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam to tour the “Secret Annex” where Anne and seven other people spent two years in hiding from their Nazi occupiers. Consequently, Anne Frank has become the most recognizable Holocaust victim and seems poised to hold this position for the…

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Citation: Foray, Jennifer. "The Diary of Anne Frank". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 06 December 2010 [, accessed 19 June 2024.]

29528 The Diary of Anne Frank 3 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

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