Anne Frank

Anne Frank

The Diary of A Young Girl

Book - 1967
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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.

Praise for The Diary of a Young Girl

"A truly remarkable book." -- The New York Times

"One of the most moving personal documents to come out of World War II." -- The Philadelphia Inquirer

"There may be no better way to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War II than to reread The Diary of a Young Girl, a testament to an indestructible nobility of spirit in the face of pure evil." -- Chicago Tribune

"The single most compelling personal account of the Holocaust . . . remains astonishing and excruciating." -- The New York Times Book Review

"How brilliantly Anne Frank captures the self-conscious alienation and na#65533;ve self-absorption of adolescence." -- Newsday
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, c1967
ISBN: 9780553296983
9780385040198
0385040199
Branch Call Number: 940.53492 FRA 1967
Characteristics: 308 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Diary of a young girl

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CarleeMcDot
May 03, 2017

I am not sure what caused me to pick up this book, but I am so glad I did. I had never read it before, although I knew the story well - or at least I knew the gist of the story (that they lived in hiding until they were found, arrested and sent to concentration camps). It is so interesting to see the deep thoughts of a 13-15 year old (even if she did go back through later in their stay to edit some of her previous entries - she was still at most fifteen years old). The maturity, the turmoil, the life lived - and taken way too early. I appreciate that there are entries about "young love" and tiffs with her parents, while at the same time thoughts on politics and war. Every few pages I had to remind myself of the "ending"... that she wasn't lucky enough to survive, that she would never see the fruition of her work, that she would die at the hands of the Nazis and never get to follow her dreams or grow up.

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red_cat_9469
Mar 25, 2017

this book has a lot about peter in it

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FizzyPop101
Aug 18, 2016

I have it on hold so i have not yet read it... My cousin told me about it... Its sad to read about a young girl suffering...

yellow_beaver_38 Apr 30, 2016

Anne Frank's Diary is inspiring itself and it was sad she didn't see the end of WW2. She wondered if her diary became famous and it did.

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white_wolf_432
Mar 28, 2016

I'm really looking forward to reading this - I just read Number the Stars (Lois Lowry) and I loved it. I'm hoping I'll love this too! (I'm pretty sure I will.)

Very touching.

cmlibrary_aghilton Feb 01, 2016

When Anne Frank wrote this diary, she had no idea she would inspire generations of people. Though her story has a heartbreaking ending, her courage through it all is incredibly uplifting.

indigo_beetle_81 Dec 12, 2015

I am thirteen and I love Anne Frank's diary.
She is so much like me. I wish I new her.

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H22345007817565
Jul 05, 2015

Anne is a very interesting person that has a many things to say.

I'm only 12 but I think this will be a good book for me to read.

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" All private telephones were cut off at eleven o clock yesterday."

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