by Rachel Gordan

The Diary Takes on a Life of Its Own

“I am told that every night when the sun goes down, somewhere in the world the curtain is going up on the stage play made from Anne’s diary,” wrote Miep Gies, who helped hide Anne Frank’s family during the war, in her 1980s memoir. The play, The Diary of Anne Frank, has been an international theater phenomenon since it opened on Broadway in 1955.

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