DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL


DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL

ANNE FRANK    Book Number: 88182    Product format: Paperback

The young Anne Frank kept a diary from 12th June 1942 to 1st August 1944. On 4th August, eight people hiding in the Secret Annexe were arrested and two secretaries working in the building found Anne's diaries strewn all over the floor. Miep Gies tucked them away in a desk for safe keeping and after the war when it became clear that young Anne was dead, she gave the diaries, unread, to Anne's father, Otto Frank, who edited them for this edition together with Mirjam Pressler. In 1998, the existence of five previously unknown pages in the diary came to light and now, with permission, a long passage dated from 8th February 1944 has been added to the existing entry and a short alternative to the 20th June 1942 included. Born in Frankfurt, following Hitler's rise to power and anti-Jewish measures, the Frank family moved to Amsterdam in search of safety. Two years after the occupation of the Netherlands, they were forced into hiding and this is the story of what life was like living in such close quarters, hidden in the attic, here vividly portrayed in Anne's diary. It has become the most unique and poignant true-life story to emerge from World War Two. She died while imprisoned at Bergen-Belsen, three months short of her 16th birthday. Otto Frank was the only member of his immediate family to survive the Holocaust and he died in 1980. Here are two years of the constant threat of discovery, hunger and fear, of menstruation and near madness, of letters written, picking fleas from the cat and Bep's arrival which signals the beginning of their nightly freedom. A book we all read when we were also teenagers, it is worth re-reading this reprinted edition. 341pp, paperback.
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ISBN 9780141315188
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