The German-Dutch diarist turned into one of the most well-known victims of the Holocaust after her diary was revealed as The Diary of a Younger Lady posthumously on June 25, 1947
Google is paying tribute to Anne Frank, the teenager diarist, who died in 1945 during the Holocaust, through a series of animated pictures as a slideshow.
“Celebrating 75 years of the publication of Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl, today’s Doodle features actual excerpts from her diary, which describes what she and her friends and family experienced in hiding for over two years. This has been displayed through a series of animations.
“Though solely written between the ages of 13-15, her private account of the Holocaust and occasions of the warfare stays one of the poignant and widely-read accounts to this point,” Google wrote.
Today, we are revisiting the day #AnneFrank’s greatest wish came true.
Our #GoogleDoodle marks the day ‘The Diary of a Young Girl’ was published, which held a first-hand account of Anne about the years she spent in hiding: https://t.co/kNmBipFoUb. pic.twitter.com/je8SkNuqpF
— Google India (@GoogleIndia) June 25, 2022
Anne Frank was born on June 12, 1929, in Frankfurt, Germany, but her household quickly moved to Amsterdam, the Netherlands to flee the growing discrimination and violence confronted by hundreds of thousands of minorities at the hands of the rising Nazi party. After hundreds of thousands of Jews have been compelled to flee their properties or go into hiding, Anne’s family went into hiding in 1942, in a secret annex in her father’s office building to avoid persecution.
Over the next 25 months in hiding, Anne wrote a heartfelt account of teenage life within the secret annex. In one of many excerpts Google has displayed, Anne says, “I really feel like a songbird whose wings have been ripped off and who keeps hurting itself in opposition to the bars of its dark cage.”
On August 4, 1944, the Frank family came upon by the Nazi Secret Service, arrested, and taken to a detention center the place they have been compelled to carry out exhausting labor. Though Anne Frank didn’t survive the horrors of the Holocaust, her account of these years, generally known as The Diary of Anne Frank, has since become some of the broadly read works of non-fiction ever published.
“Thank you, Anne, for sharing a critical window into your experience and our collective previous, but also unwavering hope for our future,” the search engine wrote in the end.