“I hope I will be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone...and I hope you will be a great source of comfort and support…”And the revered diary of Anne Frank, a posthumously famous teenage girl that hid from the Nazis in Holland in the 1940s begins. It is still the most famous personal diary in the world — translated into over 70 languages and read in nearly 60 countries worldwide — but why do we still read her? We read Anne Frank because it gives us hope, it helps us see the humanity in one of the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust, and it makes us want to keep history from repeating itself.
We read Anne Frank because it gives us hope. She endured so many brutal and terrifying times and conditions, yet she was persistent and still gave inspiration in her diary. In the play, “The Diary of Anne Frank, Act 1,” it says, “We could not do this, and you could not do that...I couldn’t go to the movies...or ride in an automobile…”What…show more content… In every way, Anne’s words, actions, and even herself is totally relatable. Eleanor Roosevelt in the introduction to her diary says,“her diary tells us much about ourselves.”Roosevelt is saying that we are all very close to Anne and her experience because it is a real person that went through these things and we involve ourselves in her story as if it’s our own. She later says, “Anne is the ultimate shining nobility of the spirit.” She means that the diary truly portrays what a real and authentic human spirit really is. All of our emotions, intellect, fears, creativity, and passions are utterly shown through Anne. Even when her father, Otto Frank, was feeling down, he read some of Anne’s diary to stay in a positive mood. In one diary entry, Anne says, “I want to go on living even after my death!”Surely her wish has come true as she is still inspiring, impacting and changing the lives of people across the globe still even after nearly 70