June 13, 2014

Featured submissions from our commemoration of Anne Frank's 85th birthday

In commemoration of Anne's 85th birthday, we launched a campaign for you to submit your thoughts, comments, wishes, notes, reflections, or photos. We shared your submissions online throughout the day on June 12. 


Choose from the prompts below. You are welcome to submit more than one prompt but you are limited to one submission per prompt.

  1. Describe some movies and books you like that you think Anne might enjoy as well. 
  2. Tell Anne how her diary has inspired you.
  3. Describe something about the world that you would like Anne to know about so she can learn how it has changed since 1945.
  4. Submit photos of you and/or your family that are similar to photos from the Frank's family album.

Featured Submissions

  • "Anne, your diary truly changed my life. You put all of my thoughts, hopes, and fears into perspective. You made life feel like a special gift to be treasured. Your great courage and strength will always inspire me." - @Lucaspbernard of Saint Louis, MO Posted June 12, 2014 at 11:02am

  • "I read Anne's diary as a young girl and have reread the diary several times over the years. I am always amazed how perceptive Anne was about people and the world around her. Her ability to see beauty, light and view people as essentially good in the context of her life has influenced me. My cup is always half filled." - Marilyn Posner of Atlanta, GA Posted June 12, 2014 at 1:15pm

  • "Anne has inspired me more than once. The first was as a 10 year old reading her diary. Her words became ingrained in my heart. That was when I wanted to learn all I could about the Holocaust. As a parent, I was convinced that reading the diary with my children was essential. Growing up in Memphis on the 50s and 60s I saw so much. Anne would have wanted me to be mindful of the rights of others. I'm happy to say her life gave meaning to my passion of studying and talking about the importance of remembering the Holocaust. She has always been a hero to me." - Eileen Silberstein of Marietta, GA Posted June 12, 2014 at 2:36pm

  • "I feel that Anne might have felt strongly about the book To Kill A Mockingbird." - Eileen Silberstein of Marietta, GA Posted June 12, 2014 at 3:46pm

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