The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Anne Frank Diary
The Diary of a Young Girl is a book of the writings from the Dutch language diary kept by Anne Frank while she was in hiding for two years with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. The family was apprehended in 1944 and Anne Frank ultimately died of typhus in theBergen-Belsen concentration camp. The diary was retrieved by Miep Gies, who gave it to Anne's father, Otto Frank, the only known survivor of the family. The diary has now been published in more than 60 different languages.

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AnneFrank's TheDiaryof a YoungGirlis among themostenduring documentsof the
twentiethcentury. Since itspublicationin 1947, it hasbeen read bytensof
millionsof people alloverthe world.It remains a beloved anddeeplyadmired
testamentto theindestructable natureof thehumanspirit.
Restore in thisDefinitiveEditionarediaryentriesthathad been omittedfrom
theoriginal edition.Thesepassages, which constitute 30percent morematerial,
reinforcethe fact that Annewasfirstand foremosta teenage girl, not a remote
andflawless symbol.She frettedabout,and tried to copiewith,herown emerging
sexuality.Likemanyyounggirls,she often found herselfin disagreement with her
mother. And likeanyteenager, sheveered between the carefreenatureof achild
andthe full-fledgedsorrowof anadult.Anneemerges morehuman, morevulnerable,
andmorevitalthan ever.
AnneFrankandher family,fleeingthehorrorsof Nazi occupation, hidin the back
ofan Amsterdamwarehouse for twoyears.Shewas thirteenwhenthe family went
intotheSecretAnnex,andin these pages shegrowsto bea young woman anda wise
observerof human nature aswell.Withunusualinsight, she reveals the relations
between eight peoplelivingunderextraordinary conditions, facing hunger,the
ever-present threat of discoveryand death, completeestrangement fromtheoutside
world, andaboveall,the boredom,thepettymisunderstandings,and the
frustrations oflivingundersuchunbearablestrain,in such confinedquarters.
A timelystoryrediscoveredby each newgeneration,The Diary of a Young Girl
stands withoutpeer.For both young readers and adults itcontinues to bringto
lifethisyoungwoman,whofor atime survivedtheworsthorrorof themodern
world hadseen-- andwho remainedtriumphantly andheartbreakingly human
throughoutherordeal.Forthosewho know andloveAnne Frank,The Definitive
Edition is a chance to discover her anew. Forreaders whohavenot yetencountered
her,thisis theedition tocherish.
ANNEFRANKwasborn on June12, 1929. She diedwhileimprisonedat Bergen-Belsen,
three months short ofher sixteenth birthday.OTTOH. FRANK wasthe only member of
hisimmediate framilyto survivethe Holocaust. Hedied in 1980.MIRJAM PRESSLER
isa popular writer of booksforyoungadults.Shelivesin Germany.

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