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Johannes Kleiman

Johannes Kleiman said in a radio interview after the war:

"A few months after the people went into hiding, we refurbished the Secret Annex to resemble a home, where they could live reasonably well. I had no idea that Anne wrote so much in her diary, even about us, the helpers. Anne was thirteen when she came here and fifteen when they took her away. In the meantime she’d become a young woman."
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This day in history
Today: 19 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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