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Anne Frank

Anne Frank was a young Jewish victim of the Holocaust during WWII who became famous posthumously for the diary she kept documenting her and her family's experience hiding for two years in Amsterdam during the German Occupation. Her diary, published in English as The Diary of a Young Girl was described by Eleanor Roosevelt "one of the wisest and most moving commentaries on war and its impact on human beings that I have ever read." In 1944, the Frank family was betrayed and they were sent to a concentration camp; Anne eventually died at the age of 15 in the Bergen-Belsen camp of typhus in 1945. To read more Holocaust and WWII-related stories about girls and women, visit our European history section.