Anne Frank was a young girl who was born in Frankfurt, Germany. At the age of 4, she moved to Amsterdam. This was because she was Jewish, and the Nazi party had just invaded Germany.
At the age of 13, she received a diary for her birthday. This would soon become her best friend.
Life in Europe was becoming harder if you were a Jew. The Nazi party had just come to The Netherlands. On the 6th of July, 1942, the Frank family moved to their secret hiding spot, which Anne referred to as 'The Secret Annex'. This was the building where Anne's dad used to work.
The Frank family went into hiding with 4 other people. They lived there for over 2 years before being caught. Some of Anne's co-workers used to help them by bringing food in everyday. They were the only ones who knew that they were in hiding.
When in hiding, the 8 habitants couldn't go out, open any windows and at certain periods of the day couldn't even talk! This made Anne feel very isolated, which is why she always wrote on her diary about her day and how she was feeling.
In the morning of 4 August 1944, the German police arrested all 8 of the people in The Secret Annex. They were soon all sent to different concentration camps. When all the camps were liberated, the only surviver of the 8 was Otto Frank. A few years later, he published Anne's diary, "The Diary of a Young Girl", originally called "The Secret Annex".