Personally...she did not make a huge contribution to history..
But she did leave an incredible record of how one of the most horrific events in modern history affected a simple young girl and her family.
And that really puts a personal perspective, and gives us all something we can relate to.
Sometimes big events are so big that we have no frame of reference to them...
Anne Franks gives us that reference.
I think she basically left a lot of information to us about the Holocaust and how terrible life was like for the Jews out there. :)
Annelies Marie "Anne" Frank (About this sound pronunciation (help·info); 12 June 1929 – early March 1945) is one of the most renowned and most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Acknowledged for the quality of her writing, her diary has become one of the world's most widely read books, and has been the basis for several plays and films.
By the beginning of 1940, they were trapped in Amsterdam by the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. As persecutions of the Jewish population increased in July 1942, the family went into hiding in the hidden rooms of Anne's father, Otto Frank's, office building. After two years, the group was betrayed and transported to concentration camps. Anne Frank and her sister, Margot, were eventually transferred to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where they both died of typhus in March 1945.
Otto Frank, the only survivor of the family, returned to Amsterdam after the war to find that Anne's diary had been saved, and his efforts led to its publication in 1947. It was translated from its original Dutch and first published in English in 1952 as The Diary of a Young Girl. It has since been translated into many languages. The diary, which was given to Anne on her 13th birthday, chronicles her life from 12 June 1942 until 1 August 1944.