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Het Achterhuis”/ “The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank (1929-1945)
Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1947
© European Union 2016 / House of European History, Brussels, Belgium

Memory is subjective and highly influenced by circumstances. The diary of Anne Frank, a young Jewish girl hiding in Amsterdam during Nazi occupation has become a book of world renown. Testimonies like this which personalise history can sometimes tell more about history than historiographical analysis.