Otto, Margot and Anne Frank was the only survivor of the family and returned to Amsterdam after the war. He found that Anne's diary had been saved. It was translated from Dutch and published in 1952 as "The Diary of A Young Girl."
Anne Frank. 'I’ve asked myself again and again whether it wouldn’t have been better if we hadn’t gone into hiding, if we were dead now and didn’t have to go through this misery, especially so that the others could be spared the burden. But we all shrink from this thought. We still love life, we haven’t yet forgotten the voice of nature, and we keep hoping, hoping for…everything.' - Anne Frank at age 11, 1941
Anne Frank 1929-1945. Though she never knew the effect of her diary, because she wrote it at the ages he did, generations of young people have been exposed to the realities Anne faced. Because young people tend to bring fewer preconceived ideas to this and other subjects, her words can help us all to hopefully never repeat history.