Two years after going into hiding, in 1944, the family was discovered (only months after D-Day and the slow turning of the tide against Germany in WWII).
The family was sent to Auschwitz and later, Anne and her sister were transferred to a second concentration camp, Bergen-Belsen.
Anne was 15 when she perished with her sister in 1945, only months before liberation.
A friend who had helped the family in hiding had gathered some belongings after their arrest. She passed them on to Anne’s one surviving family member: her father.
Her diary is first published as the Secret Annex in 1947 and remains an inspiration to the world until this day.
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