Anne Frank loved to write. She dreamt of being a journalist one day.
But when she was thirteen years old, her family went into hiding to avoid deportation to a concentration camp. They were Jewish, and this was Amsterdam during the Holocaust.
In hiding, Anne kept a diary, as writing brought her joy. In her words, “When I write I can shake off all my cares. My sorrow disappears, my spirits are revived!”
Eventually, Anne and her family were discovered, arrested, and sent to a concentration camp. There most of the family, including Anne, perished. Her diary, however, survived and was published after the war. And while Anne never had the chance to become a journalist, her words continue to live on, influencing many worldwide.
“A snapshot biography of Anne Frank” sources: Photo collection Anne Frank House, Amsterdam / The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank / Wikimedia Commons