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Overview The autobiographical reminiscences of a young Jewish girl coming of age during World War II describes her life in hiding from the Nazis and offers a poignant study of the tragedy of the Holocaust. Reprint.
Publishers Description Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank's remarkable diary has since become a world classic--a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. In 1942, with Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, they and another family lived cloistered in the "Secret Annex" of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death. In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period. By turns thoughtful, moving, and amusing, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut short.
Citations And Professional Reviews The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, B. M. Mooyaart & Eleanor Roosevelt has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/1998 page 760
Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1996 page 424
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.06" Width: 4.24" Height: 0.81" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 1993
ISBN 0553296981 ISBN13 9780553296983 UPC 076783004993
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More About Anne Frank, B. M. Mooyaart & Eleanor Roosevelt
Anne Frank was born in 1929 in Germany. Her family moved to Amsterdam in 1933, and she died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945. Francine Prose is the author of the novels A Changed Man and Blue Angel, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, the guide Reading Like a Writer, and Anne Frank: The Book, the Life, the Afterlife.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Diary of a Young Girl?
Very interesting Sep 26, 2007
Very interesting. I bought it for my sister. I already read the book, it is very nice and it has all the information need it.
Daughter loved it Sep 4, 2007
I didn't read it, but my daughter did & found it fascinating. Not morbid tho times certainly horrifying.
I read this book as an adult.. Aug 30, 2007
Why I hadn't read this book as a middle schooler or high schooler I don't know. It was a thought provoking book.
Not Anne's Voice Aug 27, 2007
My encounter with Anne Frank has been powerful enough--and my disgust with the liberties taken with this English translation--that I wonder whether I ought to brush up on my German/Dutch and pick up the real definitive edition (with the complete original versions) so that I can find out what Anne really wanted us to know. Red flags went off constantly as I read this English translation: the register is incredibly high-flung, broad, and literary, and not at all typical of what any early adolescent might ever want to produce. While I didn't have the original versions to compare, I did finally find the silver bullet in the entry dated November 17, 1943 where the expression "Der Mann hat einen grossen Geist / Und ist so klein von Taten!" is translated by Susan Massotty as follows: "The spirit of the man is great, / How puny are his deeds." How dare the translator take such liberties, and how did she get away with doing so? Another problem with this "definitive" edition is that none of Mirjam Pressler's editing intrusions are identified or explained; we're simply told that this edition includes much of the B-version of Anne's diary. This translation is a horrifying insult to Anne and all English-speaking readers deserve better.
Dear Kitty Aug 20, 2007
An innocuous gift, a diary a girl treasures. She writes in it, "I will call you, Kitty." A scrawny teenage girl begins writing her way into the hearts and minds of mankind around the world. This book will be her legacy and her memorial.
Her family, refugees from Germany, immigrates to Holland where the boots of nazi oppression and psychopathic poison are not far behind. Ann's family hides from the invader in an attic where the Dutch who are the antithesis of German intolerance give them meager rations.
Ann's writing tells us about herself, and her relations with her family and the van Danns cramped in an attic always starving, and never being sure when they will be brought food, or if the police will find them. Through the turmoil of maturation from girl to woman,we learn of a girl's decency, innocence, and goodness.
All the hope for freedom is gone as the police discover the hide-out, and Ann is taken to a concentration camp where she dies two months before its liberation. Going back to the attic, her father finds her diary that will bring her immortality. Her legacy begins.
We all would have wanted to see Ann Frank and thousands of other like her live. No one, especially a young innocent girl should be treated so inhumanly without the least iota of mercy or decency. The irony is that her seemingly meaningless death among millions is what gave her life meaning, and allowed her story to be told to the world.
This book is a reminder that love and kindness survives the most vile lack of humanity. It is a testament to the human spirit.
Ann Frank would have been seventy-eight June 12, 2007.