The diary of Anne Frank 1947

Otto often concludes his letters with the words: 'I hope Anne's book will have an effect on the rest of your life so that insofar as it is possible in your own circumstances, you will work for unity and peace.'

Letters

After the war, Otto Frank devotes himself to working for human rights and respect. He answers thousands of letters from people who have read his daughter’s diary. The diary is translated, and adapted to both film and theatre. People all over the world get to know Anne Frank’s story, and are deeply touched.

Anne Frank's diary is published “If she had been here, Anne would have been so proud."

In her diary, Otto reads about the plan Anne had to publish a book after the war.

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The different versions of Anne’s diary

There are different versions of Anne’s diary...

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Toneelstuk

A play and on film After a stage play of the Diary of Anne Frank, it is made into film in 1958

However, the book first achieves real popularity after it is adapted for the stage...

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Steve Press als peter in het toneelstuk

800 times Peter van Daan Menno Metselaar, Dienke Hondius (interview) - 2004

Steve Press is one of the few remaining actors in the play who can say that he played in the first Broadway-adaptation…

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Toneelstuk

Reception in America The first confrontation with the nazi regime

A wildly enthusiastic review by writer Meyer Levin in the New York Times Book Review results in sales of the diary taking-off.

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Otto Frank moves to Switserland He remains involved with the Anne Frank House

He continues to answer letters from readers of the diary until his death in 1980.

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Nelson Mandela on Anne Frank and her diary

Nelson Mandela talks about the strength he derived from Anne Frank's diary  when he was imprisoned on Robben Island. 

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Anne Frank Timeline

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Anne writes:

“I don't want to have lived in vain like most people. I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people, even those I've never met. I want to go on living even after my death!”

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Otto's surroundings

Miep Gies Jan Gies' wife

Miep is a secretary at Otto Frank’s company, Opekta

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Jan Gies Miep Gies' husband

Jan provides the people in the Annex with coupons for food and clothing.

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Jo Kleiman Accountant for Opekta and Pectacon

Always cheerful and upbeat, despite being plagued by stomach ulcers

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Victor Kugler Opekta employee

Victor, with Jo, takes care of security and finances for the people hiding in the Annex.

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Bep Voskuijl Johan Voskuijl’s daughter

Bep is a secretary for Otto's company Pectacon.

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Comments (121)

Anne Frank is a legend. I wish she would have survived to not only continue publishing her literary work, but so she could have been involved with activist work, like Frank. I wish more people were enlightened with wisdom in their outlook on life as Anne was. She is, and continues to be an inspiration.

Briana Murphy, 25 - Jacksonville - United States - 8 Jul 2014 Comment on: Otto reconciles

I have tears in my eyes. Thank You for witnessing

Rachel, 51 - Stowe - United States - 30 Apr 2014 Comment on: Anne Frank's diary is published

May her soul rest in eternal peace as well as all the others who suffered though this period. It brings tears to my eyes just thinking about what she & others went through. Her diary is a work of art for such a young lady! I am leaving on a wide trip of Europe this month & her house will be a definite stop!

David kennedy, 67 - Tampa, Florida USA - United States - 6 Apr 2014 Comment on: Anne Frank's diary is published

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