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Why Anne Frank's diary still captivates readers

25 June 2012 Last updated at 04:29 BST

It is 65 years since the diary of Anne Frank was first published.

The thoughts and feelings of a young Jewish girl living in hiding in wartime Holland have captivated people ever since.

Before Hitler rose to power in Germany, the Frank family lived in Frankfurt along with other members of the family.

Anne's cousin and playmate Buddy Elias spoke to the BBC World Service Witness programme about their childhood together and why her writing still captivates readers.

Video production by Sarah Austin. Documents and photos courtesy of the Anne Frank Fund, AFP, AP and Getty.

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