Jewish Holocaust victim whose diary describes her family's evasion of the Nazis during the World War II-era German Occupation of the Netherlands. Her Diary of a Young Girl (The Diary of Anne Frank) gives a full account of her life in hiding from June 1942 through early August 1944.
She was born in Frankfurt, Germany, and was raised primarily in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She received a blank book for her thirteenth birthday that she soon transformed into her now-famous diary.
She gained posthumous fame for her diary after her family was betrayed and she died of typhus in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
Her parents, Edith Frank-Hollander and
Shelley Winters won on Oscar Award for her 1959 film adaptation of Anne Frank's, The Diary of a Young Girl.