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Anne Frank's diaries have always been among the most moving and eloquent documents of the Holocaust. This new edition restores diary entries omitted from the original edition, revealing a new depth to Anne's dreams, irritations, hardships, and passions. Anne emerges as more real, more human, and more vital than ever. If you've never read this remarkable autobiography, do so. If you have read it, you owe it to yourself to read it again.
This startling new edition of Dutch Jewish teenager Anne Frank's classic diary?written in an Amsterdam warehouse, where for two years she hid from the Nazis with her family and friends?contains approximately 30% more material than the original 1947 edition. It completely revises our understanding of one of the most moving and eloquent documents of the Holocaust. The Anne we meet here is much more sarcastic, rebellious and vulnerable than the sensitive diarist beloved by millions. She rages at her mother, Edith, smolders with jealous resentment toward her sister, Margot, and unleashes acid comments at her roommates. Expanded entries provide a fuller picture of the tensions and quarrels among the eight people in hiding. Anne, who died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in March 1945, three months before her 16th birthday, candidly discusses her awakening sexuality in entries that were omitted from the 1947 edition by her father, Otto, the only one of the eight to survive the death camps. He died in 1980. This crisp, stunning translation provides an unvarnished picture of life in the "secret annex." In the end, Anne's teen angst pales beside her profound insights, her self-discovery and her unbroken faith in good triumphing over evil. Photos not seen by PW.
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It is hard to believe how young Anne was when she started writing this diary considering how good it is. It Made an impression as to what it must of been like to be Jewish. Read morePublished 14 hours ago by Candace Adams
Its a wonderful story, set in a dark time, told through the eye of a strong child.Published 1 day ago by Jose Angel
Loved every single page of this diary. Anne was a gifted and talented writer. I was amazed, a must read for everyone despite its sadness. Long live Anne Frank.Published 2 days ago by JB
As strange as this sounds, this is my all time favorite book. I had to retire my last copy from the 70's because she was really worn. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Ally Leah Cooper