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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl (1947)

by Anne Frank

Other authors: Otto Frank (Editor)

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    The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (kidzlitsmc, mihmb, alalba, PghDragonMan, l_rigsby)
    kidzlitsmc: this story of a German hiding a Jew and not a Jew being hidden helps you to understand that it wasn't just hard for Jews.
    PghDragonMan: Both side of hiding during the Holocaust
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    Night by Elie Wiesel (jmarsico)
  3. 50
    A Hatred for Tulips by Richard Lourie (khuggard)
    khuggard: a fictional story about a young boy who reveals the hiding place of Anne Frank and her family.
  4. 61
    We Are Witnesses: Five Diaries Of Teenagers Who Died In The Holocaust by Jacob Boas (MerryMary, gangleri)
    MerryMary: Puts Anne in perspective with four others of her generation in similar circumstances.
  5. 50
    An Interrupted Life: the Diaries of Etty Hillesum, 1941-1943 by Etty Hillesum (christiguc)
  6. 51
    Anne Frank House: A museum with a Story by Hansje Galesloot (JqnOC)
  7. 51
    The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne (JqnOC)
  8. 30
    Mooie-zinnenboek by Anne Frank (guurtjesboekenkast)
  9. 30
    Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler (amberwitch)
    amberwitch: Both told as diaries written by young women growing up 'under siege'.
  10. 30
    The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich (Marie.Veliz)
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    The Upstairs Room by Johanna Reiss (bookel)
  12. 20
    Victor Kugler: The Man Who Hid Anne Frank by Rick Kardonne (maryanntherese)
    maryanntherese: A biography of the man who orchestrated the Secret Annex.
  13. 20
    The Journal of Hélène Berr by Hélène Berr (guurtjesboekenkast)
    guurtjesboekenkast: Zowel Hélène Berr als Anne Frank zijn Joods en hebben een dagboek tijdens de oorlog geschreven. In 1945 zijn zij allebei aan tyfus overleden in het Duitse concentratiekamp Bergen-Belsen.
  14. 10
    Charlotte Salomon. Leben? Oder Theater? by Edward van Voolen (JuliaMaria)
    JuliaMaria: Zwei junge Frauen, die versuchen dem Grauen schreibend bzw. malend zu entkommen.
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    A Girl Named Helen Keller by Margo Lundell (krizia_lazaro)
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    Nebel im August by Robert Domes (gangleri)
    gangleri: The right to live, the right to freedom are the most basic rights. « Nebel im August » (a book written in German) is about the live of Ernst Lossa whom was not granted this right either. The book is written in a very lyrical style, it illustrates that we have more in common then we are aware and reminds us what is really important.… (more)
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    In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer by Irene Gut Opdyke (meggyweg)
  18. 11
    Das Mädchen mit den drei Namen by Tami Shem-Tov (leselotte)
  19. 11
    Memories of Anne Frank: Reflections of a Childhood Friend by Alison Leslie Gold (infiniteletters)
  20. 11
    The Heart Has Reasons: Holocaust Rescuers and Their Stories of Courage by Mark Klempner (mep7)
    mep7: In this book, the people who tried to rescue children like Anne Frank tell their stories, in their own words. Klempner explains in the book that he actually interviewed Miep Gies, but in this book he focuses on 10 unsung heroes whose stories are just as unforgettable.… (more)

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Every since I was younger this has always been one of my favorite books. The main idea of this book is to teach kids about the Holocaust and the events that took place. Anne Frank wrote all her emotions, thoughts, and feeling throughout the book and this is a reason I love it so much. The Holocaust is a subject that can be very difficult to understand at times, however the way Anne wrote it helps you sort of imagine it. Another reason I love this book is because of the progression of the story. As the time goes by throughout the story you are able to tell Anne is older and see the change in relationships of characters. I would recommend everyone to read this book at some point in their life, especially young kids. ( )
  tazool1 | Mar 31, 2016 |
I thought this book was quite interesting. I read it in eight grade. I thought it was a great way to teach the events surrounding the Holocaust. I really like the structure of the book. I chose to read it again because of how much I enjoyed it the frist time. I was very interested in the topic and I was able to relate to Anne Frank because she was similar to me in age while she was writing the diary. I really like the way that this book was written. It was written almost exactly how Anne Frank would have made the diary when it was written. I also like the historical realness of the book. Anne does not hold anything back about how she is feeling. her emotions are all out on the table. You can tangibly see when she wrote entries and first hand accounts on this terrible time. Those are two reasons combined, the over all flow and the historical truth and reality of the time. The last reason I like this book is the characters and seeing how they grow over the course of two years. Anne's thoughts become so much more mature and all the member of her family grow so much in the two years they are in hiding.
  rcarpe4 | Mar 23, 2016 |
In my opinion this was a good book. First, I enjoyed that this book is non-fiction book that is all based on facts. This is purely a book of the journal of Anne Frank and her work is engaging and full of facts of the life she lived when her and her family went into hiding. It even gives the reader a form of a map that shows the actual space. It's really horrifying to think about the kind of living conditions they living in for such a long time. I liked the point of view in the book because it was being told in Anne's point of view. She explains in detail about how she feels and how she grows as a woman over her years in hiding. Especially looking at the change of her relationship with Peter for example as it started as they didn't really care much for one another to then being friends and then in a way turning into some form of a blossoming romance. To me, this book's main point was so show what Anne went through during her hiding and the fear any Jewish person had during that time period. ( )
  mhartz4 | Mar 9, 2016 |
To read Anne Frank describing her thoughts and feelings while going through this horrible time for any human being is heartbreaking.
So heartbreaking yet so important.
This book is a classic. It can help you to understand what the holocaust meant to those caught up in it.
Being the real story of a real person, a person who did not survive, it is very moving and sad.c ( )
  Haidji | Mar 3, 2016 |
This book . . . is breathtaking. As a teenager myself I find myself relating to some (if not all . . . ) of what Anne is going through, even as I sit in my comfortable house with many bedrooms, multiple bathrooms, space, and privacy. Most importantly, I have peace of mind. I have no fear that big, evil men will bust into my house and destroy my stuff, kill the people who have befriended me, and take me off to a horrible war camp where I most likely will die a horrible death.
Nope, don't have that particular worry. But Anne does.
Surely everyone knows possibly the most famous holocaust story ever, but here's the summary:
This is a diary. Written by a normal, everyday, European teenager. Who's a Jew. In hiding. During WWII.
There. That sums it up. But there's so much more beyond that, simply because this is not a "well-crafted tale." There is no foreshadowing of what's to come, any comments on Anne's feelings toward her romance toward a fellow fugitive cannot be simply written off as ridiculously unrealistic (which I found myself thinking in parts) - because they are realistic. They're real. Those long entries that are layed out so clearly and understandably are not just an author's accidental straying from the "confused diary entry format." They ARE the diary format.
Anne didn't write her diary to be a novel. She did plan on publishing a book BASED on it one day, and she went back and edited her diary into a more readable (and less private) edition. But what this book is, is one girl's innermost thoughts, secrets, feelings, and hopes. One can only dream of what Anne might have gone on to write! In one sadly tragic entry (remember, no foreshadowing - she was honestly planning for the future) she wrote that she didn't want to live her life as a wife and mother and be forgotten after she was dead. She wanted to be remembered forever as an author or journalist, to be remembered after her death.
For me, that is one of the most touching lines of her whole diary.

On a side note, this particular version has some references to her budding body and her thoughts on some more mature things. ( )
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It is a truly remarkable book. Its revelation of the emotional turmoil and intellectual growth of an adolescent girl during extraordinarily difficult circumstances is psychologically fascinating. Its portrayal of ordinary people under frightful nervous strain and perpetual forced intimacy is wise and perceptive. Anne was precociously mature in her understanding of both herself and of others.
 
Anne Frank's diary is too tenderly intimate a book to be frozen with the label "classic," and yet no lesser designation serves... But her book is not a classic to be left on the library shelf. It is a warm and stirring confession, to be read over and over for insight and enjoyment.
added by Shortride | editThe New York Times Book Review, Meyer Levin (pay site) (Jun 15, 1952)
 

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Frank, Anneprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Frank, OttoEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jameson, StormForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Massotty, SusanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mooyaart-Doubleday, B. M.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pennanen, EilaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pressler, MirjamEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Romein-Verschoor, AnnieForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Roosevelt, EleanorIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stevens, GeorgePrefacesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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I hope I shall be able to confide in you completely, as I have never been able to do in anyone before, and I hope that you will be a great support and comfort to me.
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On Friday, 12th June, I woke up at six o' clock and no wonder; it was my birthday
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I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.
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As the "Green Police" search for Jews on the streets of Amsterdam, a young girl named Anne (Millie Perkins), her parents Otto and Edith (Joseph Schildkraut and Gusti Huber) and another family retreat for two years to the small attic of shop owners Kraler and Miep (Douglas Spencer and Dody Heath). Despite being confined to a small area and having no contact with the outside world, the families go on with their lives to the best of their ability.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0553296981, Mass Market Paperback)

A beloved classic since its initial publication in 1947, this vivid, insightful journal is a fitting memorial to the gifted Jewish teenager who died at Bergen-Belsen, Germany, in 1945. Born in 1929, Anne Frank received a blank diary on her 13th birthday, just weeks before she and her family went into hiding in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. Her marvelously detailed, engagingly personal entries chronicle 25 trying months of claustrophobic, quarrelsome intimacy with her parents, sister, a second family, and a middle-aged dentist who has little tolerance for Anne's vivacity. The diary's universal appeal stems from its riveting blend of the grubby particulars of life during wartime (scant, bad food; shabby, outgrown clothes that can't be replaced; constant fear of discovery) and candid discussion of emotions familiar to every adolescent (everyone criticizes me, no one sees my real nature, when will I be loved?). Yet Frank was no ordinary teen: the later entries reveal a sense of compassion and a spiritual depth remarkable in a girl barely 15. Her death epitomizes the madness of the Holocaust, but for the millions who meet Anne through her diary, it is also a very individual loss. --Wendy Smith

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A young girl's journal records her family's struggles during two years of hiding from the Nazis in war-torn Holland.

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