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. 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.
About the Author
Anne Frank was born in 1929 in Germany. Her family moved to Amsterdam in 1933, and she died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945.
Amazing!! And it came so quick!!
My 10 year old read this for a school project and couldn't put it down. She was amazed at the adversity Anne faced and we had a good discussion around her life today vs. Anne's.
Delivery was very good also condition of book was as expected
Really enjoyed learning from this book
A brave little story teller, and very clever to leave her account, well knowing perhaps.
Alice in Wonderland
Excellent excellent excellent ! Knowing that it's a real life story really puts it into perspective. I bought the book to learn more about the individual lives of people in the holocaust, to assist with english at school. It was a fantastic read and i followed Anne's journey the entire way, being able to relate to it.
"A truly remarkable book."--The New York Times
"One of the most moving personal documents to come out of World War II."--The Philadelphia Inquirer
"The new edition reveals a new depth to Anne's dreams, irritations, hardship, and passions. . . . There may be no better way to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War II than to reread The Diary of a Young Girl, a testament to an indestructible nobility of spirit in the face of pure evil."--Chicago Tribune
"The single most compelling personal account of the Holocaust . . . remains astonishing and excruciating."--The New York Times Book Review
"How brilliantly Anne Frank captures the self-conscious alienation and na ve self-absorption of adolescence."--Newsday
For Ages: 10 - 13 years old
For Grades: 5 - 8
Number Of Pages: 283
Published: 1st July 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.42 x 11.43 x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.15