“I hope I will be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone, and I hope you will be a great source of comfort and support.”
These are the opening lines of the diary that has brought the horrible reality of the Holocaust home to people around the world for decades, the thoughts of a thirteen-year-old girl named Anne Frank, less than a month before she and her family went into a hiding above her father’s business.
Despite successfully evading discovery for two years, Anne died in a concentration camp at the tender age of fifteen, though one of her wishes did come true in part because of her writings:
“I don’t want to have lived in vain like most people. I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people, even those I’ve never met. I want to go on living even after my death!”
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