Google Doodle pays tribute to Holocaust victim Anne Frank

Google Doodle of Anne Frank

Following her diary's posthumous publication as The Diary of a Young Girl on June 25, 1947, the German-Dutch diarist rose to fame and became one of the most well-known Holocaust victims.

Anne Frank Real Image

Through a sequence of animated images, Google is paying tribute to Anne Frank, the teen diarist who perished in the Holocaust in 1945.

“Celebrating 75 years of the publication of Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl, today’s Doodle features real excerpts from her diary, which describes what she and her friends and family experienced in hiding for over two years. This has been displayed through a series of animations.

“Although only written between the ages of 13-15, her personal account of the Holocaust and events of the war remains one of the most poignant and widely-read accounts to date,” Google wrote.

On June 12, 1929, Anne Frank was born in Frankfurt, Germany. However, her family quickly relocated to Amsterdam, Netherlands, to avoid the rising prejudice and brutality that millions of minorities were subjected to at the hands of the growing Nazi party. In 1942, Anne's family took refuge in a hidden attachment in her father's office building after being forced to evacuate their houses or go into hiding, hoping to avoid persecution.

In the subsequent 25 months of hiding, Anne penned a moving tale of adolescence in the hidden annex. Anne states, "I feel like a songbird whose wings have been torn off and who keeps hurting itself against the bars of its gloomy cage," in one of the excerpts Google has posted.