Jewish teenager  Anne Frank died of typhus in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in May 1945 at the age of 15. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

One of the enduring mysteries of the second World War, the identity of the person who betrayed 15-year-old diarist Anne Frank and her family to the Na(...)

Brigitte Eicke: her diary, written in shorthand, reveals the normality of wartime life for a teenager in Berlin and is in stark contrast to the experiences of Anne Frank. Photograph: Derek Scally

January 13th, 1943 was a bad day for Brigitte Eicke, and for Anne Frank. Brigitte spent the evening in her Berlin apartment stitching a coat for he(...)

Hilde Michnia is suspected of forcing prisoners on an evacuation march in 1945

Up six steps from the front door, Hilde Michnia’s brown apartment door is decorated with a garland of white polyester roses. A black strip, reading “2(...)

Some of the 600 children, who  survived Auschwitz II-Birkenau, show their tattooed identification numbers. Some 7,000 prisoners, including more than 600 children and youths below the age of 18, were alive when the camp was liberated. Photograph: Reuters

The Diary of Anne Frank (1947), Anne Frank Published by her father after the war, Anne Frank’s diary gives an account of her family’s hidden li(...)

Ulysses: like all great books, it makes a great internal mess in the reader that might take years to tidy up

If a person is sentimental, and so inclined, he or she can consider the development of their life in terms of the books that punctuate its various (...)

Participants in Saturday's water protests in Dublin. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Probably the first case of whistleblowing on record is in The Emperor’s New Clothes. You know it’s a fairy story because the child who unmasks the (...)

Green-screen dream: Robin Wright in The Congress

Ari Folman has arrived to talk about his extraordinary new film The Congress. There’s plenty to discuss. Adapted from a story by Stanislaw Lem – autho(...)

Cian Traynor braves an old diary

The idea to rediscover this younger version of myself came after seeing the documentary Mortified Nation. It’s about a stage show in the US where p(...)

Architect Daniel Libeskind (left) presents a model of the Holocaust Names Monument to Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan at the town hall of Amsterdam. The memorial that will bear the names of all the Dutch Holocaust victims. Photograph: Remko de Waal/EPA

After European elections that raised the ugly spectre of anti-Semitism in the Netherlands, Amsterdam has announced a major new Holocaust memorial –(...)

Worshippers bow at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo. Justin Bieber has apologised to those he offended by visiting the war shrine this  week, saying he was misled into  seeing it as only a place of prayer. Photograph:  Shizuo Kambayashi/AP

As he was being chauffeured through Tokyo this week, pop singer Justin Bieber spotted a leafy oasis in the city’s landscape of concrete and ste(...)