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Otto on the Diary
A Letter to American School Children
Jetteke Frijda on Otto
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A Letter on Fritz Pfeffer
First Translations
Publication in Many Languages
The Book
The Film
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Otto Frank begins to look for a publisher. It is not easy. Some publishers even reject the manuscript. He only succeeds when a famous historian writes a moving article about the diary in the Dutch newspaper Het Parool. Two years after the war, Anne’s diary is published as a real book with the title The Secret Annex. On that day, Otto Frank simply writes in his own diary: "Book."

The reactions are positive. Many readers find the diary very special. Soon publishers in other countries also want to publish Anne’s diary: first in German, French and English and later in many other languages, including Spanish. In 1956 the diary is adapted into a stage play, and later a film. More and more people want to visit the place where Anne Frank wrote her diary.
Anne Frank Guide
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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