One of the most famous accounts of living under the Nazi regime of World War II comes from the diary of a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl, Anne Frank. Today, "The Diary of a Young Girl" has sold over 25 million copies world-wide; this is the definitive edition released to mark the 70th anniversary of the day the diary begins. "12 June 1942: I hope I ...Read MoreOne of the most famous accounts of living under the Nazi regime of World War II comes from the diary of a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl, Anne Frank. Today, "The Diary of a Young Girl" has sold over 25 million copies world-wide; this is the definitive edition released to mark the 70th anniversary of the day the diary begins. "12 June 1942: I hope I will be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone, and I hope you will be a great source of comfort and support". "The Diary of a Young Girl" is one of the most celebrated and enduring books of the last century. Tens of millions have read it since it was first published in 1947 and it remains a deeply admired testament to the indestructible nature of the human spirit. This definitive edition restores thirty per cent if the original manuscript, which was deleted from the original edition. It reveals Anne as a teenage girl who fretted about and tried to cope with her own emerging sexuality and who also veered between being a carefree child and an aware adult. Anne Frank and her family fled the horrors of Nazi occupation by hiding in the back of a warehouse in Amsterdam for two years with another family and a German dentist. Aged thirteen when she went into the secret annexe, Anne kept a diary. She movingly revealed how the eight people living under these extraordinary conditions coped with hunger, the daily threat of discovery and death and being cut off from the outside world, as well as petty misunderstandings and the unbearable strain of living like prisoners. "The Diary of a Young Girl" is a timeless true story to be rediscovered by each new generation. For young readers and adults it continues to bring to life Anne's extraordinary courage and struggle throughout her ordeal. This is the definitive edition of the diary of Anne Frank. Anne Frank was born on the 12 June 1929. She died while imprisoned at Bergen-Belsen, three months short of her sixteenth birthday. This seventieth anniversary, definitive edition of "The Diary of a Young Girl" is poignant, heartbreaking and a book that everyone should read.Read Less
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Anne's story is the eternal story of Hope in the greatest darkness.
Oct 3, 2010
It wasn't the most exciting book and a little boring at times. But its a diary, she didn't intend for it to be a book.
That only thing that gets to me is how there was so much going on, and she doesn't write about it until she has too. But at the end of the book, I felt really happy for her. Since in one of her diary pages she talks about how she wants to live her life and be know for something. And how she wants to live on after shes gone. And now she is:)
Feb 19, 2009
Throughout the reading of this diary, I kept wishing the world could have known Anne Frank as the gifted writer she was already becoming. Whether she felt fear, hope, love, exasperation or flashes of joy, she made me feel them. My children read this diary in high school. I am grateful to have read it as an older adult and suggest it is worth a re-read every few years. It shows the indomitability of the human spirit.
Jul 9, 2007
a tribute to Anne Frank
I reread Anne Frank's book over and over again. I don't know of any testimony of the war and the dilemma of the Jewish people that is so fresh and honest as this one. Not only is she becoming a woman but she is also becoming a writer and it is a tragedy that she was lost to the world so young. I suppose that she died about the time she would be doing her bat mizvah. I only have this to say. We all have learned a tremendous amount about how terror works it's deadly deeds and for Anne to still be in a positive mood at the end of her life is a testimony to virtue. Together with Simon Wiesenthal and Victor Frankl she belongs to a group of Jewish Holocaust writers that will be here forever. 100 years from now we will still be looking into Anne Frank's life and marveling at her candor.
Publishers Weekly, 1995-02-13 This startling new edition of Dutch Jewish teenager Anne Frank's classic diaryśwritten in an Amsterdam warehouse, where for two years she hid from the Nazis with her family and friendsścontains 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. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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