Anne Frank in the World: Essays and Reflections

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Scholars, clergy, teachers, and writers present stimulating essays on the theme that Anne Frank's Diary movingly symbolizes the triumph of childhood innocence over totalitarian brutality. This is a valuable volume for classes and study groups with interests in religion and religious ethics, the Holocaust, ethnic cleansing, discrimination, the role of the individual in society, and the daunting moral dilemmas posed by emerging nationalisms all over the world.
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Overview

Scholars, clergy, teachers, and writers present stimulating essays on the theme that Anne Frank's Diary movingly symbolizes the triumph of childhood innocence over totalitarian brutality. This is a valuable volume for classes and study groups with interests in religion and religious ethics, the Holocaust, ethnic cleansing, discrimination, the role of the individual in society, and the daunting moral dilemmas posed by emerging nationalisms all over the world.
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Includes essays adapted from the editor's book which was intended to help educators prepare their grammar school students for the "Anne Frank in the World: 1929- 1945" exhibit. New essays by scholars, teachers, and writers are also included, as is a chronology. Paper edition (0020-X), $18.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765600196
  • Publisher: Sharpe, M. E. Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/30/1997
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 5.66 (w) x 8.56 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chronology
Reflections on Anne Frank 3
The Resonance of Anne Frank in Our Time 10
A Fifth Place Behind Fear: An Interview with Helen Lewis 19
God Was Very Small in Those Times 39
Despair as a Luxury 49
Mending the World After Auschwitz 58
Psychological Reflections on Courage 63
Can We Move Beyond Hate? Some Reflections on Anne Frank 74
The Cult of Anne Frank: Returning to Basics 79
"Voices" of Anne Frank 87
Toward a Proper Legacy 95
Anne Frank in the World: A Study Guide 105
Selected Bibliography, Videography, and Teaching Resources 117
Contributors 121
Index 125
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