The Diary of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank

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The only complete collection of writings by Anne Frank, this impressive volume contains three of the extant versions of her Diary (including pages that came to light in 1998), Tales from the Secret Annex (he lesser known short stories, fables, and personal reminiscences), and Cady’s Life (her unfinished novel), along with the latest, most


The only complete collection of writings by Anne Frank, this impressive volume contains three of the extant versions of her Diary (including pages that came to light in 1998), Tales from the Secret Annex (he lesser known short stories, fables, and personal reminiscences), and Cady’s Life (her unfinished novel), along with the latest, most definitive scholarly research into Frank’s life.
 Anne Frank’s diary has become a modern classic. It stands alone as the moving testimony of a young girl whose world collapsed around her in the nightmare of Hitler’s Final Solution. Published in the United States in 1952, Anne Frank: A Diary of a Young Girl has been translated from the Dutch into nearly seventy languages, and millions of people the world over continue to respond to her extraordinary voice. The Diary of Anne Frank: The Revised Critical Edition presents the most fascinating, comprehensive study of that diary in existence.
Prepared by the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation, this monumental work allows the reader to compare the three versions of the diary itself: Anne’s original entries; the diary as she herself edited it in the hiding place of the “Secret Annex”; and the version most popularly known, as edited by Anne’s father, Otto Frank, and a Dutch publishing house after World War II, when they removed certain family and sexual references. Every aspect of the diary—including Anne’s handwriting and the paper used—is meticulously examined, providing compelling proof and historical of its poignant testament. Absorbing biographical information on the Frank family enhances Anne’s personal perceptions, and a summary of critical events during and after the family’s arrest—including how the Nazi authorities learned about the Franks and their secret hiding places—adds a new dimension to this tragic, still resonant story.
Illustrated throughout with black-and-white photographs, the Diary of Anne Frank: The Revised Critical Edition is an invaluable contribution to our awareness of the Holocaust and a stirring tribute to the author’s impressionable spirit.

Editorial Reviews

Eleanor Roosevelt
This is one of the wisest and most moving commentaries on war and its impact on human beings that I have ever read.
New York Herald Tribune
It is a poignant, heartbreaking yet somehow heartwarming story, fresh with the dew of adolescence.
Meyer Levin
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.-- Books of the Century, New York Times

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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Revised Critical Edition
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10.45(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.83(d)
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15 - 18 Years

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Issues related to war violence generate a lot of interest from society and demand independent academic research. NIOD conducts and stimulates such research and its collections are open to all those who are interested.

The Institute was founded on 8 May 1945 to write the history of the Second World War in the Netherlands and in the former Dutch East Indies through independent research. Since 1 January 1999 the Institute is part of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

On 9 December 2010 NIOD merged with the Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (CHGS) and it now operates under the name NIOD, Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

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The Diary of Anne Frank 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
cortezchels More than 1 year ago
I adore Anne Frank. The book cannot be read without touching a place in your heart.
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NickG7E More than 1 year ago
What would you do to survive as a Jewish girl during the holocaust? This book, The Diary of Anne Frank, is written by Anne Frank, but then later found by her relatives and published. In this book, Anne Frank and 6 other people hide out above a one-room workhouse for a couple of years, Just to stay alive. No one can use any running water, speak, or make any fast movements from 6:00 in the morning until 6:00 at night when the people that work in the workhouse below them go home. Just imagine 12 hours straight doing absolutely nothing at all. That would be boring and a little bit suspenseful! Anne Frank is just trying to be a normal girl and she is looking to figure out why everyone likes her older sister, Margot, better than her. This book has a couple boring parts, but also has some suspenseful parts. For example, a boring part of the book is when the parents are just talking about their life back at home and how they miss their friends and neighbors. A very suspenseful part is when the green police, the police that arrest the Jews and take them away to concentration camps, are searching the building. I won't tell you what happens next but it is totally unexpected. So, if you are looking for a book that is kind of suspenseful, but isn't over the top in any way, this is the book for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was absolutely incedible. I can't put into terms how much one book, could include historical facts,while dealing with adolescence problems with parents and not to mention boys. This book should be read by every student who thinks history doesn't relate to them.
TyJensen More than 1 year ago
Jensen 1 Ty Jensen Mrs. Harris English 2 15 March 2011 Diary of a Young Girl: A Breathtaking Novel Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank is a Breathtaking Novel about a young girl life, Anne Frank, during the times of the holocaust. This novel is an amazing story and greatly demonstrates how hard it was to be Jewish during the time of the holocaust. Although times were hard, Anne Frank tries as hard as possible to keep the life of a young thirteen-year-old girl. Even though doing this is hard young Anne Frank maintains her composure through her stay at the Van Daan's residence. On June 12, 1942 Anne talks about how she has never had anyone to reveal everything to, explaining why she started her journal. Anne received her diary, who she calls "Kitty," as a present on her birthday, June 12th. The beginning of the diary shows how she, and all the other Jews, can adapt to their new surroundings and maintain a seemingly normal life. Anne is always honest about her fears and what she thinks about people. Although not much of the opening diary is not written about her family she does describe her parents as, "Loving and caring." In early July, Anne starts speaking of her new life in the Annex. She speaks of how her father and Margot (her sister), are annoyed by the chiming of the clock but Anne feels safe and reassured by it. She looks at her new life in hiding as an adventure and doesn't seem to feel fear what so ever. Although Ms. Van Daan and Anne's mother fight a lot Anne still finds her own peace in the Annex of the Van Daan home. As new people arrive in the Annex, she starts to describe the new friends and the people she dislikes who live among her. Towards the end of the diary, young Anne starts to succumb to their feelings of anxiety and depression. Due to awful dreams of the war and high tensions, she begins to feel that living in the Annex is unbearable. To add on to the anxiety break-ins start to become consistent in the Van Daan home. Life for Anne becomes close to miserable. Some of those feelings change on June 6, 1944, D-Day, when the BBC announces that the invasion of France has begun. The Annex becomes exited that the war will end soon. Anne's mood improves greatly. Shorty after the assassination attempt on Hitler, Anne writes how she hopes that Hitler will see that the Germans even want to stop the war. On August 1, 1944, Anne describes her new character and thinks about what kind of person she could have become if only there were no other people in the world." Anne's diary ends abruptly. This novel is saddening and breathtaking all in one. It shows the courage and strength of a young Jewish girl, whose life without the holocaust could have been greatly improved. This novel is an amazing novel which I recommend to anyone who enjoys a true, heart clenching, story.