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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.
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This day in history
Today: 11 December 2017
Then: 11 December 1941

Germany and Italy declare war on the United States; the U.S. respond in kind.

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