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Kennedy Praises Anne Frank, Victim of Nazis

Sept. 19, 1961 - President Kennedy said in a special message today that millions of persons were living under the shadow of another tyranny similar to that of the Nazis. The President's message was read by Secretary of Labor Arthur J. Goldberg after Mr. Goldberg had laid a wreath at the house where Anne Frank (pictured), the young Jewish girl who hid from the Nazis for two years, wrote the diary that made her famous. The house in Amsterdam is now a memorial. President Kennedy said that Anne, who wrote the diary from the ages of 13 to 15, had left "a gift to the world that would survive her enemies." Miss Frank died in 1945, while imprisoned at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.


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