In July 1942, thirteen-year-old Anne Frank and her family, fleeing the horrors of Nazi occupation, went into hiding in an Amsterdam warehouse. Over the next two years, Anne describes not only the daily frustrations of living in such close quarters, but also her thoughts, feelings and longings as she grows up.. Anne Frank was born on 12 June 1929. She died in Bergen-Belsen, three months short of her sixteenth birthday.. In July 1942, thirteen-year-old Anne Frank and her family, fleeing the horrors of Nazi occupation, went into hiding in an Amsterdam warehouse. Over the next two years Anne vividly describes not only the daily frustrations of living in such close quarters, but also her thoughts, feelings and longings as she grows up. Her diary ends abruptly and tragically when, in August 1944, Anne and her family were all finally betrayed.
Maravillosa Anne Frank Aún no había leído este libro en español. Ahora veo que este maravilloso libro tiene la fama que se merece.
I want to go on living even after my death! Anne Frank This is 70th edition anniversary edition of Anne’s book, it is an amalgamation of all her writing, including parts her father had censored, about thirty percent more text than other editions. A must read for all, it will show a more complex individual and a more expanded explanation for some of the living situation. Anne died In 1945 in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in April or March of that year, she was 15 years old, her crime was to be a jew, for two year of her short life she lived in hiding and left this remarkable document of mans inhumanity. She was a precocious intelligent girl, that loved life and nature as she tells us many times in her diary. She was a teeneger like many teenagers, fighting with her mother, preoccupied with her own growing up. loving, hating, crying, laughing while imprisoned behind a bookcase with eight other people, keeping quiet and invisible, while pouring her heart out into a diary that makes her come alive through the haze of time. We will never know any other destiny for this remarkable little woman and jet she achieved some of her dreams by writing her diary and showing us that she was a person first last and always. That she was never a label but the singular, the great Anne Frank. “5 April 1944: I finally realized that I must do my schoolwork to keep from being ignorant, to get on in life, to become a journalist, because that's what I want! I know I can write ..., but it remains to be seen whether I really have talent ... And if I don't have the talent to write books or newspaper articles, I can always write for myself. But I want to achieve more than that. I can't imagine living like Mother, Mrs. van Daan and all the women who go about their work and are then forgotten. I need to have something besides a husband and children to devote myself to! ... I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people, even those I've never met. I want to go on living even after my death! And that's why I'm so grateful to God for having given me this gift, which I can use to develop myself and to express all that's inside me! When I write I can shake off all my cares. My sorrow disappears, my spirits are revived! But, and that's a big question, will I ever be able to write something great, will I ever become a journalist or a writer?” — Anne Frank
Read this and you will change the way you see young people. There are really two parts to this book or Diary. The first is the diary itself. This is a young girl who has shared her thoughts with Kitty (The name she gives her diary). Through her writing you can see the tense life she led in such a confined space with her family and four others. The way the people interact, the stress causes problems but the fact that three of the members of the group are children becoming adults is also clear. Problems with food and hygiene feature as well. Anne describes it all with candid clarity. The second part is the knowledge of what happens afterwards. The fact that this life is taken away, that all these lives are taken. But with Anne she writes of her hopes and dreams. She wants to be a writer. Well in a way she has achieved more than she could have dreamed of 35 million + copies sold in 75 different languages. Her father has left us this diary and the "Secret Annex" as a reminder of the Holocaust and Jewish persecution and the cost to one family of this. It is very very moving.
A story that must be read. I have just finished reading this book. Had not the book been verified I would not have believed it was written by a young girl of 13yrs to 15yrs over a two year period. So articulate and expressive for such a young person but after a thorough investigation was historically verified by the Institute for War Documentation. Had Anne survived their would be no doubt she would have gone on to become one of the worlds great writers. The obituary of the family at the end of the book is a tragedy yet so near to freedom when the allies liberated the death camps several months later, but too late to save most of the family & friends. Her father who did survive made sure the Diary would be published for all to read. My only question is..Were the bodies of Anne Frank and her Sister Margot who both died of Typhus as a result of the terrible conditions at Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp over the winter period of 1944-1945 ever found? I did visit the building in Amsterdam some years ago now a museum and incredible that eight people hid from the Nazis in the Annex in such conditions for 2yrs before they were found out and arrested. The rest is history but Anne Frank’s diary should be read by other religions not just for the surviving Jewish population. I definitely insist that this book should be read by those who have not yet done so.
Anne Frank is a true, real hero! Anne Frank is a true, real hero! Books of this quality can never be forgotten in human time. This book should be past from father to son in all family's for eternity! A book of such importance, such as this should be handed to each family generation free of charge by the governments, as the past events of history can never be forgotten and in a time when such atrocities were committed by all sides, we can not forget that we loss a humanity! In our schools and to our friends or family's and in general life, story's of heroism, hero's, selfishness and of what is truly right, should be told before any story of Nazism or devilry. If my son is to ask me in years to come..."Tell me about the Nazis and of Adolf Hitler", i will reply simply...."First i shall tell you about all the hero's that fought against Adolf Hitler and their family's. There was once a young girl called Anne Frank who received a diary"..........
Wow Well, this is a book that I have intended reading for years. It is hard to “recommend” as the story is naturally so horrifying. It gives an unbelievable insight into Anne’s war experience- the fear, the fun, the monotony. It is fascinating and heart breaking. I am planning on a visit to Amsterdam soon, which I’m sure will add to the fascination and heartbreak.
Speaks for those who can't. It took some time, over the years, to finally sit down and read Anne's book. Having read sections and even visited the Annexe, I never read the entire book. Holocaust studies have been my focus for decades, both as a History teacher and 'civilian'. I found Anne's writing to be engrossing, illuminating and tragic. Her descriptions of life before and during the Annexe are important for Holocaust studies but also for the simple fact it is the thoughts, hopes, fears and aspirations of an ordinary though talented young girl. Anne's writing's could have been those of millions of others and that is what makes it so valuable; she speaks, in many ways for those millions and it emphasises the tragedy of the Holocaust because we will never know what the 13 million Jewish and non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust might have achieved. So easy to read, well written and should be read by school children especially. Otto Frank edited some portions but what is left is a fascinating insight into Anne Frank and the life forced upon her. Five stars without a doubt. Would also recommend 'The Diary of Peter Ginz' to compliment Anne Frank's diary.
Genuine classic Not a classic in the sense that great literature is, but essential reading, lets hope forever, and for all its written by a young teenage girl, shortly to die, the standard of writing is excellent. Her openness and honesty of observation could teach many great writers a few things but when all is said and done it could have been a much less extraordinary work and would still be required reading for as far ahead as I can see.
I liked this. I can't say enjoyed I liked this. I can't say enjoyed, given what happened to Anne in the end. I read it on a cycle ride from the UK to Amsterdam, then tried to go to the Anne Frank House (Huis), only to find that to get in I would have needed to book 3 months in advance, or queue for what I imagined would be hours (although I did not put this to the test -- Amsterdam was cold and rainy, and I only had my thin cycling jacket)
A must read No spoiler alerts here, who hasn't heard of Anne Frank? This book gives an incredible insight into the subconscious meanderings of a teenage woman during a time of extreme hardship, fear and suffering. It's also very interesting to read how the days were passed, the foods they had access to, the conversations (and arguments) that went on and the people who tried to ease their situation. It prompted me to visit the real house in Amsterdam as I'm sure it has for thousands of others.
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