A book of the writings from the Dutch language diary was 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 the Bergen-Belsenconcentration 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. First published under the title Het Achterhuis. Dagboekbrieven 14 juni 1942 – 1 augustus 1944 (The Annex:Diary Notes from 14 June 1942 – 1 August 1944) by Contact Publishing inAmsterdam in 1947, it received widespread critical and popular attention on the appearance of its English language translation Anne Frank: The Diary of a YoungGirl by Doubleday & Company (United States) and Valentine Mitchell (UnitedKingdom) in 1952. Its popularity inspired the 1955 play The Diary of Anne Frankby the screenwriters Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, which they subsequently adapted for the screen for the 1959 movie version. The book is in several lists of the top books of the 20th century.
ViewⅠoffered by Li Siying
I think Anne is a gifted and brave girl. She recorded the war by writing as a witness of the war. During the war, She was calm and cool-minded, keeping her diary.
This book lets us see Anne as she never could have seen herself. It enables young people to gain a deeper understanding of Anne’s thoughts, feelings and hopes, all of which she wished to share with the world.
Anne Frank was no ordinary teen: the later entries reveal a sense of compassion and a spiritual depth remarkable in a girl of 15. Her death epitomizes the madness of the Holocaust, but for the millions who meet Anne through her diary, it is also a very individual loss.
View Ⅳ and summary offered by Jiang Yang
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.