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Day: April 26, 2022

A Frank account
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A Frank account

Anne Frank’s first entry into that famous diary came on her 13th birthday in June 1942.   “I hope I shall be able to confide in you completely, as I have never been able to do in anyone before, and I hope that you will be a great support and comfort to me.”  Her diary would eventually provide comfort and illumination for millions. In the two years she hid in the annex in Amsterdam with her parents, her sister Margot and four others, she filled notebooks with her thoughts, fears and feelings.  She wanted to be a writer or journalist. In March 1944, the Dutch government-in-exile in London broadcast a request for all Dutch people to keep a record of life under German occupation. It gave Anne the idea that her diary might be published, and she began to edit her notebooks, getting a manusc...

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