The Diary of Anne Frank (also known as Diary of a Young Girl) is an autobiography written by Anne Frank between 1942 and 1944 and first published in 1947. It is the most famous personal account of The Holocaust—the genocide committed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators that resulted in the murder of six million European Jews, including Anne Frank, during World War II. Anne was survived by her father Otto, who reviewed the diary and selected passages for the original edition. After Mr. Frank’s death, a new complete edition of the diary was published in 1991.


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