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In her book Anne Frank Remembered, Miep Gies writes about Edith Frank in the Secret Annex:

"What troubled her [Edith Frank], but which she didn’t dare to talk about if the others were there, was that she felt crushed by a sense of deep despair. While the others counted the days until the Allies came and imagined what they would do when the war was over, Mrs. Frank admitted that, to her great shame, she had the feeling that it would never end."
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This day in history
Today: 20 February 2018
Then: 19 February 1945

Some 30,000 United States Marines land on the Western Pacific island of Iwo Jima, where they encounter ferocious resistance from Japanese forces. The Americans take control of the strategically important island after a month-long battle.

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