Anne Frank the Diary of a Young Girl
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Paperback, Bantam Books, 1993, ISBN # 0553296981
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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. Publishers Weekly,This startling new edition of Dutch Jewish teenager Anne Frank's classic diarywritten in an Amsterdam warehouse, where for two years she hid from the Nazis with her family and friendscontains approximately 30% more material than the original 1947 edition. It completely revises our understanding of one of the most moving and eloquent documents of the Holocaust. The Anne we meet here is much more sarcastic, rebellious and vulnerable than the sensitive diarist beloved by millions. She rages at her mother, Edith, smolders with jealous resentment toward her sister, Margot, and unleashes acid comments at her roommates. Expanded entries provide a fuller picture of the tensions and quarrels among the eight people in hiding. Anne, who died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in March 1945, three months before her 16th birthday, candidly discusses her awakening sexuality in entries that were omitted from the 1947 edition by her father, Otto, the only one of the eight to survive the death camps. He died in 1980. This crisp, stunning translation provides an unvarnished picture of life in the ``secret annex.'' In the end, Anne's teen angst pales beside her profound insights, her self-discovery and her unbroken faith in good triumphing over evil. Photos not seen by PW. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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