On this day in 1942, a girl named Anne Frank received a diary for her 13th birthday. Anne began writing in it right away, addressing each entry to “Kitty.” The first few weeks were perfectly normal, but a month after her birthday, she and her Jewish family were forced into hiding to escape the Nazis. For more than two years, they hid in secret rooms behind her father’s office, cared for by their non-Jewish friends.
1n 1947, Anne’s diary was published as The Diary of a Young Girl. if you want to find out what happened to Anne and her family, you’ll need to read it yourself…if you haven’t already.