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.
“The single most compelling personal account of the Holocaust ... remains astonishing and excruciating.”—The New York Times Book Review
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.
This startling new edition of Dutch Jewish teenager Anne Frank's classic diary--written in an Amsterdam warehouse, where for two years she hid from the Nazis with her family and friends--contains approximately 30% more material than the original 1947 edition. It completely revises our understanding of one of the most moving and eloquent documents of the Holocaust. The Anne we meet here is much more sarcastic, rebellious and vulnerable than the sensitive diarist beloved by millions. She rages at her mother, Edith, smolders with jealous resentment toward her sister, Margot, and unleashes acid comments at her roommates. Expanded entries provide a fuller picture of the tensions and quarrels among the eight people in hiding. Anne, who died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in March 1945, three months before her 16th birthday, candidly discusses her awakening sexuality in entries that were omitted from the 1947 edition by her father, Otto, the only one of the eight to survive the death camps. He died in 1980. This crisp, stunning translation provides an unvarnished picture of life in the ``secret annex.'' In the end, Anne's teen angst pales beside her profound insights, her self-discovery and her unbroken faith in good triumphing over evil. Photos not seen by PW.
IT HAS IT ALL
Understand the past, enables us to deal with the cruel communists/socialits monsters of today.
Loved this book Highly recommend
If you want to know more about the holocaust this book tells all about it. Especially on how this family survived for so long. This book helped me understand why we’re taught about the horrible acts hitler did from the holocaust.
This book means a lot to me it’s very saddening that a girl Anne’s age died so young and she had such a unique perspective of the world I wish I could have an imagination like hers she acted like a little adult and for her age you can tell she was very mature she was such a gorgeous young girl so of course she had many admirers I have my own diary just like Anne’s and I hope one day my children will publish my diary for me I’ve been threw allot of tough times and I hope someone in this world can tell my story and maybe I can influence or inspire someone just like Anne inspired me to always pay attention to the world around you cause you never know when you won’t be around to see it (and the person who said this book is stupid is very rude and I hope you know that the girl that wrote this book died at 16 and this book is showcasing all she went through so you saying it’s stupid is very unkind so I advise you too go take a good look at yourself and ask yourself "am I a good person" and I’m sure you will find out that you are not
. Yours truly,Alice L.