Anne Frank decided to record her thoughts, feelings, fears, and longings in her diary. Then, in 1944, the Dutch government announced it was collecting letters and stories about the war. Upon hearing that, she decided to share her experiences with the world. She knew people would want to learn about what happened to her, her family, and their friends. For a young teenager to understand that was truly remarkable. Her character traits, her book Diary of a Young Girl, her following, and interest in the Holocaust her story continues to generate—all of this is her legacy.
Anne’s optimism, ambition, dedication, and vision.