8‑Year-Old Anne Frank Plays in a Sandbox on a Summer Day, 1937

anne frank kid shotBefore Anne Frank was forced into hid­ing dur­ing World War II, there was a time when she, her fam­i­ly and friends could do nor­mal things that many peo­ple take for grant­ed. Like play in a sand­box on a warm sum­mer day. In the shot above, Anne is 2nd from the left. More pho­tos of Frank can be viewed at AnneFrank.org. And here you can watch the only known video show­ing the world’s most famous mem­oir writer.

H/T @Mia­Far­row

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