|Date of Birth||12 June 1929, Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany|
|Date of Death||12 March 1945, Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, Lower Saxony, Germany (typhus)|
|Birth Name||Annelies Marie Frank|
|Height||5' 4" (1.63 m)|
Mini Bio (2)
Born in Germany in 1929 and raised and raised in Germany and Amsterdam. In 1942, shortly after receiving a diary for her 13th birthday, she and her family were forced to go into hiding to escape Hitler's persecution of the Jews. Hiding with another family and a dentist in an annex behind the building in which her father worked, Anne recorded their lives in her diary almost daily. In addition, she recorded her fights with her mother, her budding relationship with the other family's son, and her own maturation. In 1944, the eight people were discovered and arrested by the Gestapo. They were separated and put in concentration camps. At age 15, Anne died there in March, 1945. Her mother and sister, as well as the other people living with them, also died. Only her father survived; on his return home, he found her diary untouched and had it published in 1947. It was an immediate success, as millions of readers were touched by her indomitable spirit in the face of such chaos. The diary is famous even to this day and was the inspiration for the Broadway play "The Diary of Anne Frank" in 1955. The play was adapted into a movie in 1959 and two TV-films, the first, in 1967 and again in 1980. The diary also inspired the TV-film The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988) and Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001).
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tommy Peter
Analiese Marie Frank was born on June, 1929, in Germany to Edith and Otto Frank and was the sister of Margot Frank. Around the time she was 4 years old, Adolf Hitler took power in Germany, forcing Otto to make the decision to move the family to Holland. Anne had a very happy childhood in Holland, making friends and helping her parents try to understand some their neighbors (most of their neighbors, however, were like them, displaced German Jews.) In 1941, however, Anne's idyllic childhood ended when Hitler invaded the Netherlands, making some of the same racial laws in Holland that he had made in Germany several years before. Otto then decided he needed a game plan in case the worst should happen. He asked his assistant Miep Gies if the family could hide in the company attic if worst came to worst. She agreed but thought it would not happen immediately. Shortly after this Anne had her 13th birthday, and though she got a lot of things, the gift she liked the best was a red-and-white checked diary she named Kitty, from her father. She started writing in it faithfully almost immediately. Soon after this, though, a messenger was sent to the Frank house with a telegram that said that Anne's sister Margot was to report to the train station because she was needed at a work camp. The next day Margot, left to go into hiding; several days later, the rest of the family followed.
After Anne went into hiding, things did not look so good. For a girl who liked to talk, keeping quiet so that the workers below you could not hear them was not exactly thrilling. Over the next year, the Frank family was joined in their hiding spot by a dentist and some family friends, the Von Pelzes, including their 16-year-old son Peter. Anne and Peter would soon start spending hours talking and began a romance. Anne, however, still reserved much of her time on her own, telling her thoughts and fears to her diary, her one true friend. During the two years that the Franks, Von Pelzes and the dentist were in the attic, they were able to go downstairs at night to listen to the radio. One night there was an announcement that said for people to save their diaries, notes, and letters for publication after the war. From that point on, Anne started rewriting her diary taking out really personal information. Her last entry was August 1, 1944.
On August 4, the Nazis invaded the annex, forcing the 8 people out into the light. They were all sent to a transit camp, and then on to Auschwitz, the infamous death camp. There, Mr. Van Pels and Mrs. Frank died. Peter van Pels was forced to march east with other inmates of Auschwitz and died in another concentration camp. Before the new year of 1945, Mrs. Van Pels, Margot, and Anne were sent to Bergen-Belson. Bergon-Belson was slightly better than Auschwitz, but not by much. In late February, Margot died and several days after that Anne died, only a couple of days before the camp was liberated. Their bodies were thrown into a pit at Bergen-Belson. Out of this sad story there is a happy ending. When the Nazis arrested the Franks, Anne's diary came out of the suitcase that somebody was carrying. Miep Gies saw this and decided to save it in case she came back. About a month after the war was over, Otto Frank arrived at Miep's door needing a place to stay. Soon after, he learned that Anne's diary survived, and he read it. Several years later, he had it published in German under the title, "The Secret Annex'," so that she would not be forgotten and so her grandmother could read it. It has since been published in many different languages and has inspired two Broadway plays and a film.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: CR/ EG