Anne Frank

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Today is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, and its also Holocaust Memorial Day. There were countless victims of the genocide, however one of the most famous is Anne Frank. Someone once asked me ‘Who’s Anne Frank?’ which really surprised me as I thought she was a universally well known figure, so for anyone reading who hasn’t heard of her, here’s a bit of a history lesson. Anne was born in Germany on 12th June 1929. In 1933, after Hitler’s rise to power in Germany, Anne, her parents and her older sister Margot moved to Amsterdam to escape the Nazi persecution of the Jews. In 1942, they went into hiding in what they referred to as ‘The Secret Annex’, which was in the upstairs rooms of the factory where Otto Frank worked. They were joined by Hermann and August van Pels and their son Peter, and later by…

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