Diary of Anne Frank

Diary of Anne Frank

By Anne Frank

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Sixty-two years after the publication of the Diary of Anne Frank in Dutch, Aladdin Library is proud to offer its readers the first authorised translations of the book in Arabic and Persian.
Anne Frank was born on June 12, 1929 in Frankfurt, Germany. For the first 5 years of her life, Anne lived with her parents, Otto and Edith, and older sister, Margot, in an apartment on the outskirts of Frankfurt. After Hitler s rise to power in 1933, the family moved to Amsterdam in the Netherlands to flee the increasing persecution of Jews in Germany. Seven years later, the German army occupied the Netherlands and the fragile peace of the Frank family was once again shattered.
By July 1942, the Nazi authorities in the Netherlands had received orders to deport Jews to concentration camps in German-occupied Poland. Anne and her family went into hiding in a secret attic apartment behind the office of Otto Frank s business. They were soon joined by four Jewish friends of the family. Several non-Jewish friends and colleagues of Otto Frank smuggled food and clothing to the secret annexe at great risk to their own lives.
On August 4, 1944, officials of the German secret police, the Gestapo, and their Dutch collaborators raided the hideout after being tipped off by an anonymous Dutch caller. The eight detainees were sent to Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland.
Selected for labour due to their youth, Anne and her sister, Margot were transferred to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in northern Germany in late October 1944. Both sisters died of typhus in March 1945, just a few weeks before British troops liberated Bergen-Belsen on April 15, 1945.
Anne's mother, Edith, died in Auschwitz in early January 1945. Only Anne's father, Otto, survived the war. Soviet forces liberated Otto at Auschwitz on January 27, 1945.
While in hiding, Anne kept a diary in which she recorded her fears, hopes, and experiences. Found in the secret apartment after the family was arrested, the diary was kept for Anne by Miep Gies, one of the people who had helped hide the Franks. After learning of Anne s death, she gave the diary to Otto Frank.
Since its first publication in 1947, the Diary has been translated into more than sixty languages and has become one of the most celebrated books of the 20th century. Through the diary of this Dutch schoolgirl, millions of readers around the world came to know personally one of Hitler's countless victims: an unfathomable and anonymous horror found a face.
Publisher: Puffin
ISBN-13: 9780141345352
ISBN-10: 0141345357
Published on 4/2/2015
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 292

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I loved this book and Anne Frank is a inspiring girl

The only real reason why I has read this book is because this book is about a Jewish teenage girl named Anne Frank. She has lead super inspiring, difficult but scary life during World War II. Her dream is to write a book about her life, which can enable current and future generations can know and learn about her, well, her dream has came true. During the Hitler`s time in WW2, nearly whole Jewish community in Germany were killed, made Jewish people flee and hide from Hitler, hoping to avoid the danger from Hitler and his Nazis by moving to foreign countries. Even though Anne and her family were hiding in the secret annex, she was so brave, even though she felt scared, she still has lead her own life, writing down her feelings to let the readers know how her life is really like. She is so inspiring person in the history that I ever heard of, she deserve to be known nearly everywhere. Anne Frank`s lesson is to enjoy even the smallest thing in your life and don`t take the things for granted. I would be def recommend this book. - Happy Reading!

An essential book that is very insightful, albeit quite sad. Anne Frank's diary is very real and emotional, I would recommend it to mature mid schoolers and upwards.

i want to read this!I think it is very important to learn what bad things happen in history so we don't make the same mistakes again.

While she was secretly hiding herself with her family in her father's office of Amsterdam, she wrote all her feelings, love, fear, hope, dreams of a teenage girl in an extraordinary time down. And her true words, bring us back to the world decades ago, and I really appreciate it.

I read this book, because Anne Frank is so inspiring. This young girl's dream came true, and since then millions have read this heartfelt account of World War II. It is so amazing to believe that one girl can make such a huge difference in the world. Amazing.

I fell like we should learn our past even the bad ones.

this book is so good because it has a lot of originality and drama its like I want to cry right now (sigh).

so famous!

i love this book

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