Google Doodle Honours Nazi Holocaust Survivor Jewish German-Dutch diarist Anne Frank​

On the 75th anniversary of the publication of her diary, Google pays tribute to internationally renowned Jewish German-Dutch diarist and Holocaust survivor Anne Frank with an animated slideshow. The doodle includes actual extracts from her diary, which depict what she and her friends and family went through while hiding for more than two years.

Notably, Anne wrote the diary between the ages of 13 and 15. Her firsthand account of the Holocaust and war events remains one of the most moving and frequently read accounts to date, according to the search engine.

Anne Frank’s personal narrative of the Holocaust is widely regarded as one of the most important works of contemporary history. She was born in Frankfurt, Germany, on June 12, 1929.

However, her family quickly relocated to Amsterdam, Netherlands, to escape the growing discrimination and brutality perpetrated by the Nazi party against millions of minorities.

When Anne was ten years old, World War II began. After the war began, Germany invaded the Netherlands, bringing the battle to her family’s doorstep. The Nazi dictatorship specifically targeted Jews. They were imprisoned, executed, or sent to horrific concentration camps.

Millions of Jews were compelled to flee or hide in their homes. Anne’s family, like millions of others, was forced to act quickly and leave practically everything behind in order to reach safety.

Anne’s limited things were a checkered hardback notepad, a present she had gotten just weeks before on her thirteenth birthday.

She filled its pages with a personal narrative of her life in the “hidden annexe” throughout the next 25 months in concealment, from minor details to her most profound dreams and anxieties. She hoped that after the war, her diary entries would be published. Anne compiled her writing into a single story called “Het Achterhuis” (“The Secret Annex”).

The Nazi Secret Service discovered the Frank family on August 4, 1944. They were apprehended and transferred to a detention centre, where they were subjected to hard labour.

Anne and her family were then forced transferred to the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, where they lived in filthy, confined quarters.

Anne and Margot Frank were deported to the Bergen-Belsen detention camp in Germany a few months later. In addition to Nazi forces’ ruthless, premeditated killings of inmates, fatal infections spread quickly. Anne and Margot eventually succumbed to the harsh conditions in which they were forced to dwell. Anne was only 15 years old when she died.

Despite the fact that Anne did not survive the Holocaust, her chronicle of those years, known as “The Diary of Anne Frank,” has become one of the most widely read works of nonfiction ever published. It has been translated into almost 80 languages. Frank’s book is a mainstay in today’s classrooms, used to educate future generations of children about the Holocaust and the dreadful perils of discrimination and tyranny.