Saturday Scenes

Wed 16 June 2010

Diary of Anne Frank

Filed under: #satscene —— Sylvia @ 21:56

On the 12th of June 1929, a young girl named Anne Frank was born in Frankfurt am Main in Germany. On the 12th of June 1942, she was given a diary as a thirteenth birthday present. She wrote that she hoped that the diary would be a support and comfort to her. Less than a month later, she and her family went into hiding.

A diary as a best friend

Anne doesn’t just keep a diary during her time in the Secret Annex. She also writes short stories and collects her favourite sentences by other writers in a notebook. Anne hopes for her diary to be published as a novel after the war. That’s why she starts rewriting it. But Anne never manages to finish it. She’s discovered and arrested before she completes her work.

She wrote even though she did not know that her words were special nor did she initially suspect that her documentation of her life in the secret annex would become important. The Diary of Anne Frank is now world-famous and offers us a view into a life that could otherwise have been forgotten.

On the 12th of June 2010 these photographs were taken: simple images of every-day events from all over. These moments may never be important in a global sense and yet I believe this collaboration has an effect, if only to make the world feel a little smaller.

This week’s collection was taken by the following people:

If you’d like to see all of the people who took part in Saturday Scenes this year, take a look at the Saturday Scenes list on Twitter.

Would you like to add your photo? It’s simple to join in:

  1. Take a photograph on a Saturday
  2. Upload the photograph
  3. Send a tweet to @SatScenes with the location

I’m looking forward to seeing your photograph in the next edition!

PS: Next Saturday I thought it’d be fun to do another a self-portrait Saturday so it’d be great if you all sent in photographs of yourselves. We had great fun doing it last year: Saturday Scenes » Who Are You

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