THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL : THE DEFINITIVE EDITION Anne Frank Edited by Otto H. Frank and Mirjam Pressler Translated by Susan Massotty -- : -BOOK FLAP Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl is among the most enduring documents of the indestructable nature of the human spirit. twentieth century. Since its publication in 1947, it has been read by tens of millions of people all over the world. Itremains a beloved and deeply admired testament to the Restore in this Definitive Edition are diary entries that had been omitted from the the fact that Anne was first and foremost a teenage girl, not a remote and flawless symbol. She fretted about, and tried to copie with, her own emerging sexuality. Like
original edition. These passages, which constitute 30 percent more material, reinforce manyyoung girls, she often found herself in disagreement with her mother. And like ever.
any teenager, she veered between the carefree nature of a child and the full-fledged
sorrow of an adult. Anne emerges more human, more vulnerable, and more vital than Anne Frank and her family, fleeing the horrors of Nazi occupation, hid in the back of
an Amsterdam warehouse for two years. She wasthirteen when the family went into the Secret Annex, and in these pages she grows to be a young woman and a wise observer of human nature as well. With unusual insight, she reveals the relations between eight people living under extraordinary conditions, facing hunger, world, and above all, the boredom, the petty misunderstandings, and the frustrations of living under such unbearable strain, in suchconfined quarters. ever-present threat of discovery and death, complete estrangement from the outside the
A timely story rediscovered by each new generation, The Diary of a Young Girl stands without peer. For both young readers and adults it continues to bring to life this young woman, who for a time survived the worst horror of the modern world had seen For those who know and love Anne Frank, TheDefinitive Edition is a chance to discover her anew. For readers who have not yet encountered her, this is the edition to cherish. -- and who remained triumphantly and heartbreakingly human throughout her ordeal.
Bergen-Belsen, three months short of her sixteenth birthday. OTTO H. FRANK was the only member of his immediate framily to survive the Holocaust. He died in 1980. MIRJAMPRESSLER is a popular writer of books for young adults. She lives in Germany. Translated by Susan Massotty. -- : -FOREWORD Anne Frank kept a diary from June 12, 1942, to August 1, 1944. Initially, she wrote Dutch government in exile, announced in a radio broadcast from London that after the example, he specifically mentioned letters and diaries. it strictly for herself. Then, one day in 1944, GerritBolkestein, a member of the war he hoped to collect eyewitness accounts of the suffering of the Dutch people under the German occupation, which could be made available to the public. As an Impressed by this speech, Anne Frank decided that when the war was over she would
publish a book based on herdiary. She began rewriting and editing her diary, adding others from memory. At the same time, she kept up her original diary. In the diary, which is known as version b.
improving on the text, omitting passages she didn't think were interesting enough and scholarly work The Diary of Anne Frank: The Critical Edition (1989), Anne's first, unedited diary is referred to as version a, to distinguishit from her second, edited The last entry in Anne's diary is dated August 1, 1944. On August 4, 1944, the eight people hiding in the Secret Annex were arrested. Miep Gies and Bep Voskuijl, the two secretaries working in the building, found Anne's diaries strewn allover the floor. ,Miep Frank. Gies tucked them away in a desk drawer for safekeeping. After the war, when it became clear that Anne was...
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