This is a unique and powerful photographic history which documents the life and times of Anne Frank against a backdrop of war - but which also shows the continuing dangers of racism in today's world. Packed with photographs from the Frank family's albums, the archives of the Anne Frank House and news agencies throughout Europe, "The World of Anne ...
This is a unique and powerful photographic history which documents the life and times of Anne Frank against a backdrop of war - but which also shows the continuing dangers of racism in today's world. Packed with photographs from the Frank family's albums, the archives of the Anne Frank House and news agencies throughout Europe, "The World of Anne Frank" is an essential companion for anyone who has ever read and loved "The Diary of Anne Frank".
Publishers Weekly, 2001-12-03 A much improved version of the identically titled catalogue published in 1985 to accompany a traveling exhibit, this volume joins an already large number of distinctive, accomplished books that magnify Anne Frank's experience to teach young readers about the climate in which she perished. While other titles (including the Anne Frank House's Anne Frank: Beyond the Diary by Ruud van der Rol and Rian Verhoeven) focus intimately on Anne Frank, this volume stresses history, detailing the rise of Nazism and its immediate effects on the Frank family. Photographs, several on every spread, tell even more of the story than does the compressed text. Readers see not only the by-now-familiar photos of the young Anne, but a view of a Jewish man, wearing the military decorations he earned fighting for Germany in WWI, standing outside his store in 1933 Cologne in response to the boycott of Jewish stores ordered by Goebbels; happy Dutch families with arms extended in a Heil Hitler; an anguished-looking naked girl, described as "mentally disabled," restrained by uniformed nurses right before she is to be killed through Hitler's "Euthanasia Project." The concluding sections, with views of Bosnian Muslims and Serbian soldiers, contemporary Ku Klux Klan rallies, a Londoner injured in an attack on a gay bar and other shocking instances of racism and racial crimes, explicitly connect prejudice with violence in an eloquent plea for tolerance. Ages 10-up. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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