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The Diary of a Young Girl (1947)

by Anne Frank, Dawid Rubinowicz

Other authors: Otto Frank (Editor)

Other authors: See the other authors section.

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The journal of a Jewish girl in her early teens describes both the joys and torments of daily life, as well as typical adolescent thoughts, throughout two years spent in hiding with her family during the Nazi occupation of Holland.
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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
    Anne Frank House: A Museum with a Story by Janrense Boonstra (JqnOC)
  5. 50
    Night by Elie Wiesel (jmarsico)
  6. 50
    An Interrupted Life: The Diaries of Etty Hillesum 1941-43 by Etty Hillesum (christiguc)
  7. 40
    The Diary of Anne Frank: A Play in Two Acts by Frances Goodrich (Marie.Veliz)
  8. 51
    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne (JqnOC)
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    Mooie-zinnenboek by Anne Frank (guurtjesboekenkast)
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    Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler (amberwitch)
    amberwitch: Both told as diaries written by young women growing up 'under siege'.
  11. 20
    The Upstairs Room by Johanna Reiss (bookel)
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    The Diary of Dawid Sierakowiak. Five Notebooks from the Lodz Ghetto by Dawid Sierakowiak (bluepiano)
    bluepiano: Another diary kept by a Jewish teenager under Nazi occupation. Sierakowiak is remarkably intelligent and level-headed and he is starving.
  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. 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.
  15. 10
    East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity by Philippe Sands (shaunie)
  16. 10
    In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer by Irene Gut Opdyke (meggyweg)
  17. 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.
  18. 10
    Charlotte Salomon. Leben? Oder Theater? by Edward van Voolen (JuliaMaria)
    JuliaMaria: Zwei junge Frauen, die versuchen dem Grauen schreibend bzw. malend zu entkommen.
  19. 10
    Mist in augustus 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)
  20. 10
    Anne Frank's Tales from the Secret Annex by Anne Frank (Cecrow)
    Cecrow: Fiction written by Anne Frank while in hiding.

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A must read for anyone. Especially poignant in the times of Trump's ridiculous and hurtful comments. Great reminder of the hell we create when we think we're superior to others. ( )
  pmichaud | Dec 21, 2020 |
La verdad es que este es de los pocos libros que he abandonado y vuelto a intentarlo despues.

La primera mitad me aburrio tremendamente. Si lo hubiera sabido, hubiera saltado directamente a cuando empieza el tema de Peter.

A partir de ahi creo que toma mas cuerpo, la situacion es mas grave, los comentarios mas interesantes.

El diario consigue el objetivo yo creo que es acercarte lo mas posible a una persona que no sobrevivira el holocausto. ( )
  trusmis | Nov 28, 2020 |
Më 1940 Gjermania pushtoi Holandën dhe filloi menjëherë zbatimi i ligjeve antihebraike. Babai i Ana Frankut, i frikësuar për familjen, ra në ujdi me bashkëpunëtorët e biznesit të tij për ta vazhduar punën në një vend të fshehtë, derisa të përfundonte lufta. Ata shpresonin se lufta do të përfundonte shpejt, por nuk ndodhi ashtu. Iu desh të qëndronin për më shumë se dy vjet radhazi në vendin ku fshiheshin. Disa muaj përpara se familja Frank të fillonte të fshihej, Anës i dhuruan për ditëlindje një ditar. Ajo e quajti ditarin e saj Kiti dhe shkruante në të gjithçka i ndodhte asaj dhe familjes. Askush nuk e di saktësisht se si ndodhi që pas dy vjet e gjysmë strehimi, dikush u tregoi nazistëve për vendndodhjen e familjes Frank. Nazistët shkuan në vendin ku gjendeshin Frankët, i morën dhe i dërguan në një kamp përqendrimi. Miep Gies, miku i familjes Frank, e gjeti ditarin e Anës dhe e fshehu në një vend të sigurt, pasi shpresonte që Ana të kthehej pas përfundimit të luftës. Por nga familja Frank mbijetoi vetëm babai, Otoja. Gruaja e tij u vra në Aushvic. Ana dhe motra e saj më e madhe humbën jetën në kampin e përqendrimit Bergen-Belsen, vetëm disa ditë përpara se kampi të lirohej. Oto Franku, me sugjerimin e disa miqve, lejoi që ditari i vajzës së tij të botohej, duke u bërë menjëherë i njohur.
  BibliotekaFeniks | Nov 24, 2020 |
Overall, this is a very moving book. This book would probably better be geared toward middle schoolers, because of the nature of the holocaust. It is a great way to give your students a first person perspective of world war 2. Either a history or english class could use this book. ( )
  madelynberger | Nov 23, 2020 |
This book holds inspiration and bravery of a young girl living through a hard time. This book will bring tears from the things she had experienced saw. It’s a great book that shares and informs readers of a time in history that changed the world.
  dgrageda | Nov 20, 2020 |
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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
Rubinowicz, Dawidmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Frank, OttoEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Di Carlo, MargheritaIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hagerup, IngerTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hagerup, IngerPrefacesecondary 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
Vita, ArrigoTranslatorsecondary 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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Foreword: Anne Frank kept a diary from June 12, 1942, to August 1, 1944.
[ Comment Added by Anne on September 28, 1942:]
So far you truly have been a great source of comfort to me, and so has Kitty, whom I now write to regularly.
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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3 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0140264736, 0141315199, 0141336676

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