Birth Family Otto Frank and Edith Frank-Hollander One sister, Margot Frank
Education Montessori School, Jewish Lyceum
Career Student Writer, Author
Reason for Fame Anne Frank died while in a Nazi concentration camp at the age of 16. The publication of her diary, Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, has been read by millions and allows insight into the life of this young girl during a very difficult time in her life.
Additional Information Anne dreamed of becoming an actress. In 1934, her family fled Germany and moved to Amzterdam in the Netherlands. In 1940, Germany invaded the Netherlands and the government began to persecute Jews by the implementation of restrictive and discriminatory laws; mandatory registration and segregation soon followed. On the morning of July 1, 1942, Anne and her family were forced to move into a hiding. On her thirteenth birthday, Anne received an autograph book, with a small lock on the front. Anne decided she would use it as diary and began writing in it almost immediately.