Today is, or would have been Anne Frank’s 85th Birthday.
She was an ordinary young woman, going through the same ups and downs that we all go through when we are young.
She was extraordinary because her journal, read by multiple generations of readers speaks to all of us. Her writing, even for one so young is eloquent, honest and universal.
Of the millions that were murdered by the Nazis and their helpers, Anne stands out. It is her story that breaks our hearts. We connect over the conflicts with her family, we watch her experience romance for the first time and and we remember our own brushes with young love.
She was a born writer. Her writing may be the private journals of a young woman, but the reader has a taste of what she could written, had she survived.
Happy Birthday Anne.