Anne Frank is author to one of the most widely read teenage diaries in the world. Her story represents the millions of lives lost in what is regarded as one of the darkest periods of history, and inspires us all to make a better world for the present and coming generations.
At a time when many victims of the Nazis were powerless, this young girl refused to be silenced. Anne documented her every thought and feeling while in hiding for two long years, until she was captured and sent to her death from starvation and disease at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in the spring of 1945.
This year the Anne Frank Trust and Penguin Random House (UK publishers of The Diary of A Young Girl) have joined together to mark the 70th anniversary of Anne’s death with a one minute campaign called #notsilent.