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Anne Frank’s diary is a symbol of the strength of the Jewish people, as well as it was a source of comfort for Anne. Anne received the diary as a gift on her 13th birthday, her last birthday prior to going into hiding, making it something from her former life to hold onto. It documents the private thoughts of a young girl who hung on to hope through an ordeal few could handle. In a small room with seven other people, hiding from certain death she writes “It’s difficult in times like these: ideals, dreams and cherished hopes rise within us, only to be crushed by grim reality. It’s a wonder I haven’t abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.” This quote inspires perseverance, courage, strength, and hope. Perhaps the universal idea her diary represents is that love conquers all. In a time when hate ran rampant, the
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