“(Reblogged from bohemiansouth)
On 12 June 1942 Anne Frank celebrated her thirteenth birthday. Her parents gave her a diary with a red checked cover, her favourite present. ‘I hope I will be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone, and I hope you will be a great source of comfort and support’, Anne wrote in her diary the same day. Today marks what would have been Anne Frank’s 83rd birthday, and seventy years since she was given her first diary.