had been in hiding from the Nazis for 25 months with her family and friends when the Gestapo found them.
The house was searched for everything of value. One of the men found Otto Frank’s briefcase, where ANNE'S DIARY was kept.
They were allowed to take five minutes to get ready. The eight gathered their belongings, but Anne didn’t take her diary.
After the family was arrested, they were all taken to concentration camps.
Edith Frank, Anne’s mother, died of starvation in Auschwitz on January 6, 1945.
Margot, Anne’s sister, and Anne herself both died of typhus in Bergen-Belsen, Margot in March, 1945 and Anne in April, 1945.
Otto Frank, her father, was the only survivor from the family.
When Otto Frank returned and entered the now abandoned home and Annex, he noticed a drawer open.
In the drawer there was a green folder marked in Miep Gies' handwriting, "Anne’s Diary."
As Otto opened it, tears poured down his face. "This is all that is left of my Anne," he thought to himself.
As he sat on the hard, cold, wooden floor, he began to read aloud the first page:
"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..."
Anne was the type of person who always looked on the bright side of things.
Even when she was in hiding, she never doubted the fact she would get out of there alive.
She said as one of her first impressions of the Annex, "The Annex is an ideal place to hide in. It may be damp and lopsided, but there’s probably not a more comfortable hiding place in all of Amsterdam. No, in all of Holland".
A hero should always be positive, and that is what Anne was.
She never gave up hope, not until the moment she died.
BIGGEST lesson from her is:
Always, look in the positive side of any situations. - 1 hour ago