12 June 2014 marks the 85th anniversary of Anne Frank’s birth

85th anniversary of Anne Frank’s birth

Photo: Anne Frank by Victor Kugler, 1941.

12 June 2014 marks the 85th anniversary of Anne Frank’s birth. In commemoration of her birthday, the Anne Frank House is calling on as many people as possible to share what Anne Frank means to them. A selection of these responses will be presented on our website, on social media and in the Anne Frank House itself.

What does Anne Frank mean to you? Repost our messages on social media, or post your own message using the hashtag #annefrank2014, and give extra power to the words of Anne Frank.

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The Anne Frank organisations in Berlin, Buenos Aires, London and New York are also taking part in the online “Share Your Story” campaign, as well as commemorating the 85th anniversary of Anne’s birth in their own ways:

Anne Frank Zentrum, Berlin: "Cloudless" http://www.annefrank2014.de/wolkenlos/

Centro Ana Frank, Buenos Aires: "Remembrance"  http://centroanafrank.com.ar/article/nueva-capacitacion-de-guias-junio-2014/

Anne Frank Trust, London:  "Generation Diary"  http://www.generationdiary.org.uk/

Anne Frank Center, New York: "Anne Frank Awards"  http://annefrank.com/about-the-awards/


“I want to go on living even after my death!” Anne Frank wrote this ambitious statement in her diary on 5 April 1944. Her greatest dream was to become a famous writer. What she didn't know then was that her diary would become one of the most widely read books in the world. Her life story is still a source of great inspiration today.

In a new film installation in the museum writers, actors and people who knew Anne Frank talk about what her story means to them. Museum visitors are invited to do the same by sharing their thoughts in a special digital guestbook.

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‘Share your story: What Anne Frank means to me.’