Monday, November 14, 2011
THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL, ANN FRANK written by AnnFrank, edited by Otto H Frank and Mirjam Pressler
'Hiding.... where would we hide?.... Margot and I started packing our most important belongings into a satchel. The first thing I stuck in was this diary....
In July 1942, thirteen-year-old Anne Frank and her family, fleeing the horrors of Nazi occupation, went into hiding in an Amsterdam warehouse. Over the next two years Anne vividly describes in her diary the frustrations of living in confinement, and she confides her inermost thoughts and longings. But her diary ends abruptly when, in August 1944, they were all betrayed.
Sixty years after its first publication, The Diary of a Young Girl remains the single most poignant story to emerge from the Second World War.