12. 06. 2024

Today we celebrate Anne Frank’s life and legacy! 95 years ago, Anne was born in Frankfurt am Main. In 1942, she was given a red chequered book for her 13th birthday. In an addendum to her first entry, she wrote: “You have been a great support to me so far. Also Kitty, to whom I now write regularly. I find the way of writing a diary much nicer, and I almost can't wait for the hour when I have time to write in you. I am, oh, so glad I took you with me." She had already written this addendum in hiding in the Prinsengracht. She died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp aged just 15.

Today we would like to celebrate her life story and her legacy. Through her diary, she has made it into the rooms of millions of young people, through whom her ideals live on. As the Anne Frank Youth Network, we are proud to join forces with many motivated young people to set an example against racism, intolerance and inequality.

We would like to thank all those who have contributed to the project in honour of her memory! You can find the video clips on our social media channels (Facebook and Instagram), where they will be posted in the course of the morning. You can find the videoclips also as a composite video on YouTube. Give the contributions a like and share them with your family, friends, acquaintances and colleagues.

Let’s celebrate and remember, not just today, but the whole year Anne’s lifestory and legacy!