Who was Anne Frank?

Anne Frank smiling and holding a pencil.

This is Anne Frank.

Her diary is one of the most important books in history. It tells the story of her life during World War Two.

Find out more about her, below.

Photograph of Anne Frank.

Key facts

  • Anne and her family were Jewish. During World War Two the Nazis ruled her country. Their laws made the lives of Jewish people very hard.
  • To escape, Anne and her family went into hiding in an attic.
  • Two other Jewish families joined them there.
  • This meant there were eight people hiding in one place.

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Did you know?

  • Her full name was Annelies Marie Frank.
  • Anne’s house is now a museum and over one and a quarter million people visit it every year.
  • Every time Anne started writing in her diary she would start with the words “Dear Kitty”. Kitty was her imaginary friend.
  • One of Anne's hobbies was to collect photos and postcards of film stars.
A page from Anne Frank's diary.

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