Anne Frank

Anne Frank

Anne Frank was just thirteen-years old when she and her family went into hiding behind the Amsterdam office of her father to avoid persecution by Hitler’s Nazis. One of her dearest possessions was the diary she had just received as a birthday present. Anne died of typhus in March of 1945 at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, but her father survived to publish her diary in 1947. Today, translated into sixty-seven languages, Anne Frank’s diary has been read by millions.

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Anne Frank Fonds5 stars

Anne Frank's father, Otto Frank, established the Anne Frank Fonds foundation in 1963 "to make the diaries and works by Anne Frank accessible to the general public." Best clicks are found in Family (photos, biographies, historical context) and Diary (origin, short stories, and related books). "Miep Gies and Bep Voskuij found Anne Frank's diaries after the family had been deported. The women were secretaries for Opekta-Werke, where Anne Frank's father had also worked, and were members of the group of helpers who had hidden the family."

Anne Frank Guide5 stars

This guide is organized into three sections: Data (Anne Frank's story), Timelime (Anne's life juxtaposed against the major events of World War II), and Tips ("Putting together a good project or talk can be difficult. Read our tips."). Other highlights include This Day in History (factoids from the timeline) and profiles of those who helped the Frank family while they were hiding in the Secret Annex.

Anne Frank House5 stars

Millions of people from all over the world have visited the house in Amsterdam where Anne Frank wrote her famous diary while hiding from the Nazis. Best educational clicks are the Anne Frank and Diary sections, which house a treasure trove of details for school reports. And to put a modern twist on the lessons of the holocaust, don't miss the Out of Line exhibit which explores what happens when freedom of speech clashes with a person's right to be protected against discrimination. Should neo-Nazis be allowed to spread their racist message on the Internet? Should the offensive lyrics of hip-hop artists be censored? Where do you draw the line?

St. Petersburg Times: Anne Frank: Lessons in Human Rights and Dignity4 stars

"The powerful writings of a teenager from the darkness of her hiding place during the Holocaust can teach us much about making a difference for the 21st century." Using Anne's diary as a framework, these online lessons from the St. Petersburg Times address prejudice, hatred, and discrimination. Many of the thirty-five single-page chapters conclude with topics for classroom discussion and journal writing.

US Holocaust Memorial Museum: Anne Frank: The Writer5 stars

"Between the ages of 13 and 15, Anne Frank wrote short stories, fairy tales, essays and the beginnings of a novel. Five notebooks and more than 300 loose pages, meticulously handwritten during her two years in hiding, survived the war." Click Launch to learn of Anne's legacy beyond her diary. Make sure that your browser allows pop up windows.

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Honorable Mentions

The following links are either new discoveries or sites that didn't make it into my newspaper column because of space constraints. Enjoy!

Anne Frank Center USA

Anne Frank Educational Trust UK

Biography.com: Anne Frank

History.com: Anne Frank


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Feldman, Barbara. "Anne Frank." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 9 Jun. 2015. Web. 31 Jul. 2015. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/resources/anne-frank/ >.


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