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The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

The Diary of a Young Girl (1947)

by Anne Frank

Other authors: Otto Frank (Editor)

Other authors: See the other authors section.

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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
  2. 71
    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.
  3. 60
    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. 50
    An Interrupted Life: the Diaries of Etty Hillesum, 1941-1943 by Etty Hillesum (christiguc)
  5. 50
    Night by Elie Wiesel (jmarsico)
  6. 51
    Anne Frank House: A museum with a Story by Janrense Boonstra (JqnOC)
  7. 51
    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas 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)
  11. 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.
  12. 20
    The Upstairs Room by Johanna Reiss (bookel)
  13. 20
    Victor Kugler: The Man Who Hid Anne Frank by Rick Kardonne (maryanntherese)
    maryanntherese: A biography of the man who orchestrated the Secret Annex.
  14. 10
    East West Street: on the origins of genocide and crimes against humanity by Philippe Sands (shaunie)
  15. 10
    Charlotte Salomon. Leben? Oder Theater? by Edward van Voolen (JuliaMaria)
    JuliaMaria: Zwei junge Frauen, die versuchen dem Grauen schreibend bzw. malend zu entkommen.
  16. 10
    Grace in the Wilderness: After the Liberation 1945-1948 by Aranka Siegal (juniperSun)
    juniperSun: Both deal with young Jewish teen girls in WWII, similar feelings.
  17. 32
    A Girl Named Helen Keller by Margo Lundell (krizia_lazaro)
  18. 10
    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)
  19. 10
    In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer by Irene Gut Opdyke (meggyweg)
  20. 00
    Rutka's Notebook: A Voice from the Holocaust by Rutka Laskier (meggyweg)

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This diary struck me, deeply.

Profound, and so, painfully, honest.

So real.
  UDT | May 1, 2018 |
Good historical reference. A bit dry to read through in it's entirety. Interesting that it came from a teenage girl (age 13 - 15). I think this is one that everyone should read at least once. ( )
  TheReadingMermaid | Apr 18, 2018 |
Anne Frank was just another school girl; she had lots of friends, many boys liked her, and her grades were pretty average. But as WWII reigned down she noticed kids and families disappearing and also learned that she was soon to follow them. Her father's old office building had another secret floor where she, her parents, and her older sister hid. Not long after they settled in Mr. and Mrs. VanDaan and their son Peter came to live with them as well. And finally, Mr. Dussel, a single dentist moved in as well. Eight of them lived in the "Secret Annex" for the next two years. They were brought food, books, and supplies from Mr. Koophius, Mr. Kraler, Elli, and others. Staying quiet throughout the day and eating a minimal amount of food was essential to living there. To know what was going on in the outside world they listened to a radio and talked to the people who cared for them. Anne writes all about her school studies, personal problems, family and friend miscommunications, and much more in her diary. What she talks the most about though are the subjects she's learning, the books she's reading-which is a strange and wide variety- her love and relationship with Peter, and how she does not care for the way she is treated. Everyone just seems to wave her off, called her flamboyant and overly talkative, and didn't seem to care how she felt. She took this, her fading relationships with her family, burglaries, starvation, and a lack of pretty much everything with a brave face and her head held high. However, an unknown Dutch person gave away their location and the Franks, VanDaans, and Mr. Dussel were hauled away to a train bound for a concentration camp. Otto was the only one who survived, his family was split apart, his daughters and Mrs. VanDaan were transferred to an even worse camp, and his wife died at the first one. Margot died of typhoid, and not long afterword so did Anne, very soon before the war ended. Before she died she did meet an old school friend again, and her suffering was eased slightly.

I am not a very big fan of nonfiction, but this book was pretty good. I am a library-aid and this diary was on my shelf, and every other day I would look at it. So finally I picked it up and read it, figuring it was a must. I will admit, it was kind of slow sometimes, and it took some will power to read it all. However I learned a lot more about her story, and wish to dive deeper by visiting her house in Amsterdam. Despite some boring areas, I enjoyed this book and the incredible story it told. I would rate it four stars. ( )
  PiperP.G1 | Apr 16, 2018 |
Anne Frank's diary is about a girl who uses her diary to confide in her feelings until her life is turned upside down. The Nazis invade, and she and seven others, her family, the Van Dann's, and later Mr. Dussel, go into hiding for almost two years in the secret annexe. In the annexe they suffer through many different situations until finally they are captured and sent to concentration camps. In the end only Anne’s father survived the concentration camps. Before that Anne's diary talks about the hardships not only living with disapproving parents all the time but also not being able to have normal holiday’s and lifestyle. Anne goes through many emotional stages in the diary from being hard on herself to hearing the progress of the war for the Allies and rejoicing.
I liked the book Anne frank because of the detail of Anne’s life you really feel for Anne and what she went through. I also liked this book because it was an eye opener before I read this I thought that the hiding Jews just hid but there really is a whole system to hiding away from the Nazis. I gave this book 4 ½ stars for the amazing way the book was written. ( )
  EmilyH.G1 | Mar 22, 2018 |
I enjoyed this book because it was very interesting to see almost the entire holocaust through the eyes of just one average 13 year old girl. One of the reasons i liked this book so much is because I can relate to the writer. It was so eventful at times it seemed as though it was fiction. In my opinion this is one of the most important memoirs of the holocaust because it describes every year in the perspective of a child who was not brainwashed by Hitler. My favorite thing about the book is how it was so well written, but it was simply just a young girl jotting down emotions in a diary

Anne Frank was given a diary from her parents on her 13th birthday. She had always dreamed of becoming a writer. Anne had been living a care free life up until her father, Otto, had brought up the idea of going into hiding. After a month pf preparations, the "secret Annex" was ready to live in. Anne's family and the Van Daans had moved in. For almost two years, they were not aloud to speak above a whisper. ( )
  sashaw.b2 | Mar 22, 2018 |
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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
Hagerup, IngerPrefacesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hagerup, IngerTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jameson, StormForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Massotty, SusanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mooyaart-Doubleday, B. M.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nilsen, SteinIllustratorsecondary 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
I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.
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Il "Diario" della ragazzina ebrea che a tredici anni racconta gli orrori del Nazismo torna in una nuova edizione integrale, curata da Otto Frank e Mirjam Pressler, e nella versione italiana da Frediano Sessi, con la traduzione di Laura Pignatti e la prefazione dell'edizione del 1964 di Natalia Ginzburg. Frediano Sessi ricostruisce in appendice gli ultimi mesi della vita di Anna e della sorella Margot, sulla base delle testimonianze e documenti raccolti in questi anni.
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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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