Anne Frank at her desk

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    A less famous image of the young diarist.

    "Who would ever think that so much went on in the soul of a young girl?"
    - Anne Frank

    "It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet, I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery, and death. I see the world gradually being turned into a wilderness, I hear the ever-approaching thunder, which will destroy us too, I can feel the sufferings of millions and yet, if I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right, that this cruelty too will end, and that peace and tranquility will return again." - Anne Frank
    Photo: AP

    Breath_Less'56, Sibad, BlueCatArtist, and 58 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Patricio Cortes Bridges 81 months ago | reply

      A girl wise beyond her years.

    2. ~Kicha~ 80 months ago | reply

      Amazing, I've never seen this image of her. So sad knowing what was to become of her.

    3. John McNab 79 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Writers, Poets, and Journalists, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    4. Winkleroid 74 months ago | reply

      What kind of shoes are those that she is wearing? Not wooden shoes are they?

    5. neelybat 73 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called storybook girls, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    6. Madsrock101 73 months ago | reply

      It's so sad what happened to her and her family. :''''(

    7. OhByTheWayWhichOne'sPink? [deleted] 72 months ago | reply

      Anne is a beautiful flower and inspiration! :-D

    8. marcellucray 71 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called worldlightning, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    9. Nati E 66 months ago | reply

      I have never been inspired in any reading like I am with Anne's diary. But I am happy that i have red something that is legend and that I refer in time of fear

    10. jasmine.pena71 62 months ago | reply

      i looove Anne Frank!=) and her diary it's soo inspiring!!

    11. IEatWeaslesForBreakfast 59 months ago | reply

      she wanted to be rememberd, it makes me sad how it happpend though:(

    12. Kingkongphoto & 52 months ago | reply

      greatest person to ever live....I think so....

    13. creative_cook86 51 months ago | reply

      I am involved in photo research for our organization. I am looking for images of Anne Frank to include in a history curriculum we are developing. This image is of interest to me.

      Would you be willing to give permission for us to use your image?

      I look forward to hearing from you. Please email me at and I will be glad to give you more details on our project.

      Brooke Vinar
      Faith Builders Resource Group

    14. summonedbyfells 32 months ago | reply

      An amazing image of Anne Frank, many thanks for adding to the Historic Desks group, wonderfully appreciated. If you have any source information for the picture and quotations I would really like know...

    15. roslyn.russell 31 months ago | reply

      Such a poignant image and words - almost unbearably sad. I am pleased though to say that the Anne Frank Diary is inscribed on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register of documentary heritage of world significance - another way of making sure that her story and her amazing diary are never forgotten.

    16. summonedbyfells 2 months ago | reply

      Never to be forgotten...

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