Anne Frank. It was a simple name for a
complicated girl, a young woman who has
intrigued the world for four generations.
Anne was a child caught up in a terrible war.
She was forced into hiding, as were many others.
She suffered for her heritage and religion, but
again, so did many others.
So what sets Anne apart? Above all it is
her diary, and that her funny, insightful,
and honest writing reveals so much about
both who she was and her vision of the world.
“Even though I’m only fourteen,” Anne wrote,
“I know what I want, I know who’s right
and who’s wrong, I have my own opinions,
ideas and principles . . .”
Anne was far from perfect. But that was okay
because perfection wasn’t really one of her goals.
Anne wanted to be interesting, to captivate
those around her. She did just that during
her tragically shortened lifetime, and her
story continues to do so today.