March is Women’s History month (in the US).
This is a series of posts about women who have made an impression on me.
Anne Frank never had the chance to become a woman. But what she wrote as a young lady brought history to life. Her book did what textbooks never could. Anne’s voice could have been and still could be any thirteen-year-old girl’s voice.
My mother gave me a copy of Diary of a Young Girl when I was thirteen. I have never forgotten Anne’s story. I think that’s the point.
Anne Frank died in Bergen-Belsen less than one month before my grandfather drove a tank through its gates.