Confined to a small space for two long years, the teenaged Frank carefully recorded her thoughts, ambitions and everyday experiences in a checkered diary. She lived under constant threat of discovery until August 4, 1944, when German forces discovered her hiding place and arrested its eight inhabitants. Aside from Frank’s father, Otto, all of the people living in the Secret Annex were murdered in Nazi concentration camps before the war’s end.
The Anne Frank House has preserved its namesake’s story since opening to the public in 1960. Now, reports Adam Benson for the Post and Courier, the Dutch museum is expanding its reach by opening a new branch on the University of South Carolina’s (USC)