1944: FDR and the Year That Changed History

by Jay Winik,
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 8, 2015

From her hiding place, four small rooms located behind a bookcase in a house in Amsterdam, 14-year-old Anne Frank somehow learned that Allied troops had invaded Normandy. “This is the day,” she wrote in her diary, on June 6, 1944. “Would the long-awaited liberation that has been talked of so much, but which still seems too wonderful, too much like a fairy tale, ever come true?” she asked. “Could we be granted victory this year, 1944?”

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