Anne Frank’s Diary Added to UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register

UNESCO  added Anne Frank’s Diary to its list of documents with ‘an exceptional value’ for the world’s heritage. The United Nation’s cultural organization advised last Thursday to have added 35 new items to the Memory of the World Register. This brings the total to 193.The diary of Anne Frank is the personal account of a teenage Jewish girl who spent two years hiding from the Nazis in Amsterdam during World War II and is one of the top 10 most read books worldwide.

Anne Frank's Diary describes, through the eyes of an adolescent girl, her daily life experiences during the Second World War, in hiding with her family and for others from the Nazi occupiers and persecution in the Netherlands before they were betrayed and deported.

In 1934 she and her family moved from Germany to Amsterdam Netherlands to escape Nazi persecution in Germany. She was about 13 years old when she and her family and four others  had to go in hiding in the so-called "achterhuis" (a hidden part of the house, entry to which was hidden behind book shells). They lived in hiding from 6 July 1942 to 4 August 1944. In this time she kept a Diary. After more than two years they were betrayed and arrested to be deported to the concentration camps.

She wrote her diary in the form of letters to Kitty. One of the helpers of the family: Miep Gies, saved the diary papers and returned them to Anne Frank's father, the only survivor, after the war. He edited or had edited the diary and got is published under the name "Het Achterhuis"  which ended up being one of the most read books worldwide.

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