Last Seven Months of Anne Frank

Last Seven Months of Anne Frank

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by Willy Lindwer
     
 

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The "unwritten" final chapter of Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl tells the story of the time between Anne Frank's arrest and her death through the testimony of six Jewish women who survived the hell from which Anne Frank never retumed.See more details below

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The "unwritten" final chapter of Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl tells the story of the time between Anne Frank's arrest and her death through the testimony of six Jewish women who survived the hell from which Anne Frank never retumed.

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"(This book) completes Anne Frank's diary and the knowledge that we have about her.  I was deeply impressed"—Simon Wiesenthal
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
With approximately 30% more material than the original 1947 edition, revealing a more rebellious and complex narrator, the new edition of Frank's classic diary spent five weeks on PW's bestseller list. (Mar.)
Library Journal
Anne Frank's now famous diary stops days before her hiding place was found and she began a forced journey to Auschwitz. Through her record of ordinary life in a terrible era, she became a voice for all who died. Lindwer, a documentary filmmaker, found six women who knew Anne in the camps; they described on camera their own memories of her death and their own survival. Here Lindwer presents the complete texts of interviews, which could not be fully incorporated into Lindwer's 1988 documentary. Not only is the courage of the survivors demonstrated but the nature of death and dying is clarified for the far greater number, like Anne, who disappeared in the Holocaust. A moving account, recommended for most collections.-- Rena Fowler, Northern Michi gan Univ. Lib., Marquette
School Library Journal
YA-- Lindwer presents the transcripts of six in-depth interviews conducted in preparation for his film documentary, The Last Seven Months of Anne Frank . Although ``Lies Goosens,'' real name Hannah Elisabeth Pick-Goslar, will be the most familiar to readers of Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl , each of these women's first-person accounts is compelling. They relate their backgrounds, their capture, details of the concentration camp experience, and descriptions of the time immediately following liberation. Each includes her relationship to Anne Frank and gives impressions of the girl's final days. This collage of intimate recollections paints a clear picture of the human experience known as the Holocaust. Few will be able to digest this book in one sitting; fewer still will be able to turn away from it once they've begun. --Barbara Hawkins, West Potomac High School, Fairfax, VA

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ISBN-13:
9780385423601
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/28/1992
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
258
Sales rank:
370,421
Product dimensions:
5.17(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range:
12 - 18 Years

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