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Author(s): Frank Anne

ISBN13: 9780385508476

ISBN10: 0385508476

Publisher: Veritas Warehouse - Ballycoolin D 11

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  • Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Franks 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.

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    This is one of the wisest and most moving commentaries on war and its impact on human beings that I have ever read.

    - Eleanor Roosevelt

    It is a poignant, heartbreaking yet somehow heartwarming story, fresh with the dew of adolescence.

    - New York Herald Tribune

    There is anguish in the thought of how much creative power, how much creative power, how much sheer beauty of living, was cut off from genocide. But through her diary Anne goes on living. From Holland to France, to Italy, Spain. The Germans too have published her book. And now she comes to America. Surely she will be widely loved, for this wise and wonderful young girl brings back a poignant delight in the human spirit.

    - Meyer Levin, Books of the Century, New York Times