Meridian Avenue Baptist Church

Birth of Anne Frank, a Jewish teenager famous for her diary, in Frankfort, Germany.  At the age of four, she and her family left Germany for Amsterdam, Netherlands, to escape Nazi persecution.  In July 1942 her family and four others were forced into hiding and managed to evade detection until August 1944.  Taken into custody by German occupation forces, Anne died in March 1945 at the Bergen-Belson German concentration camp.  Anne’s diary was later discovered in the family’s hiding place and first published in 1947.