Anne Frank was born on 12 June 1929. She died while imprisoned at Bergen-Belsen, three months before her sixteenth birthday.
Mirjam Pressler was born in 1940 in Germany. She was a popular, prize-winning writer of books for young readers and a well-known translator. She translated Anne's diary from Dutch into German, and edited the Definitive Edition of The Diary of a Young Girl with Otto Frank. Mirjam Pressler died in January 2019.