The Diary of a Young Girl, often known as the Anne Frank Diary, is a collection of entries from Anne Frank's Dutchlanguage diary, which she recorded while a thirteenyearold Jewish girl and her family evacuated their house in Amsterdam and went into hiding in 1942, when Nazis occupied Holland. Anne Frank died of typhus at the BergenBelsen detention camp in 1945, after the family was captured in 1944. Anne Frank kept a diary throughout this time, recording vivid recollections of her events. Her tale is a fascinating commentary on human tenacity and weakness, as well as a riveting SelfPortrait of a sensitive and energetic young lady whose promise was sadly cut short. Miep gies were able to retrieve the diary.