The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank (Contact Publishing, 1947)
In 1942, Nazis occupied Holland. 13-year-old Anne Frank and her family fled Amsterdam and lived with another family in the “Secret Annexe” of an abandoned office building. Anne survived this period of her life by recording everything that occured in a diary. That diary has since become a worldwide classic, having been published in over 60 languages.
Tragically, the Franks were apprehended in 1944 and young Anne died of typhus in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Her father, Otto, was the lone survivor of his family.
Anne’s diary was adapted into a 1955 play and a 1959 movie.