Annelies Marie “Anne” Frank (12 June 1929 – February or March 1945) was a German-born diarist. One of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust, she gained fame posthumously following the publication of The Diary of a Young Girl (originally Het Achterhuis; English: The Secret Annex), in which she documents her life in hiding from 1942 to 1944, during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II. It is one of the world’s most widely known books and has been the basis for several plays and films.
Philip Roth called her the “lost little daughter” of Franz Kafka. Madame Tussauds wax museum unveiled an exhibit featuring a likeness of Anne Frank in 2012.Asteroid 5535 Annefrank was named in her honor in 1995, after having been discovered in 1942.
In memory of Anne, 70 years later, take a look at just 10 of her most inspirational quotes:-
‘Where there’s hope, there’s life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.’
‘In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can’t build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery, and death.’
‘Women should be respected as well! Generally speaking, men are held in great esteem in all parts of the world, so why shouldn’t women have their share? Soldiers and war heroes are honored and commemorated, explorers are granted immortal fame, martyrs are revered, but how many people look upon women too as soldiers?…Women, who struggle and suffer pain to ensure the continuation of the human race, make much tougher and more courageous soldiers than all those big-mouthed freedom-fighting heroes put together!’
4.ON GOOD NEWS
‘Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!’
‘I hear the approaching thunder that, one day, will destroy us too, I feel the suffering of millions. And yet, when I look up at the sky, I somehow feel that this cruelty too shall end, that peace and tranquility will return once more.’
‘How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.’
‘What is done cannot be undone, but one can prevent it happening again.’
‘I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn’
‘Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.’
‘I know what I want, I have a goal, an opinion, I have a religion and love. Let me be myself and then I am satisfied. I know that I’m a woman, a woman with inward strength and plenty of courage.’