The Diary of a Young Girl is the diary kept by Anne Frank during the Nazi takeover of the Netherlands between 12 June, 1942 and 1 August, 1944. The diary tells the story of the Jewish Frank family in hiding and the up-front horrors of the "Final Solution" that was the German name for the Holocaust. The Diary of a Young Girl is recommended reading for every citizen of the world, as it is an important tale of not only the holocaust, but what happens when people turn against a group of people because of their race or religion. Sadly, Anne Frank did not survive the war, and The Diary of a Young Girl was ultimately published by her father, Otto Frank. Today, it's translated into more than 60 different languages and represents literature at its very best, despite being written by a child. Overall, The Diary of a Young Girl is recommended reading for anybody who can get their hands on a copy.