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The Diary of a Young Girl

The Diary of a Young Girl


Book Overview: The Diary of a Young Girl

The diary as Anne Frank wrote it: "The single most compelling personal account of the Holocaust ... remains astonishing and excruciating" (The New York Times Book Review).

In a modern translation, this definitive edition contains entries about Anne's burgeoning sexuality and confrontations with her mother that were cut from previous editions. Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl is among the most enduring documents of the twentieth century. Since its publication in 1947, it has been a beloved and deeply admired monument to the indestructible nature of the human spirit, read by millions of people and translated into more than fifty-five languages. Doubleday, which published the first English translation of the diary in 1952, now offers a new translation that captures Anne's youthful spirit and restores the original material omitted by Anne's father, Otto--approximately thirty percent of the diary. The elder Frank excised details about Anne's emerging sexuality, and about the often-stormy relations between Anne and her mother.

Anne Frank and her family, fleeing the horrors of Nazi occupation forces, hid in the back of an Amsterdam office building for two years. This is Anne's record of that time. She was thirteen when the family went into the "Secret Annex," and in these pages, she grows to be a young woman and proves to be an insightful observer of human nature as well. A timeless story discovered by each new generation, The Diary of a Young Girl stands without peer. For young readers and adults, it continues to bring to life this young woman, who for a time survived the worst horrors the modern world had seen--and who remained triumphantly and heartbreakingly human throughout her ordeal.

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Publication Date1996-02-011997-02-031995
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Anne Frank
Anne Frank, a name synonymous with bravery and resilience, was a World War II Holocaust victim who scripted her poignant life experiences into a diary, which has since been a beacon for millions worldwide. Born on June 12, 1929, in Frankfurt, Germany, Frank and her Jewish family were persecuted by the Nazis, compelling them to go into hiding in Amsterdam for two years. During her time in hiding, Frank penned down her fears, hopes, and experiences in a diary, providing an intimate glimpse of life during one of human history's darkest periods. Anne's talent for writing was showcased in her heartfelt portrayal of the chaos and difficulty faced by Jews during the Holocaust. Her diary entries reveal a sense of maturity, introspection, and depth that defied her young age. However, Anne and her family were discovered and arrested by the Nazis in August 1944. She was sent to Auschwitz and later to Bergen-Belsen, where she tragically passed away due to typhus fever in March 1945. Despite her tragic end, Anne Frank's legacy continues to blossom. Her diary was published posthumously, against all odds, by her father Otto Frank who was the family's sole survivor. Titled "The Diary of a Young Girl," it has been translated into over 60 languages and has held influence globally. Anne Frank is remembered not merely as a Holocaust victim but as a symbol of strength, courage, and hope. Her diary continues to touch hearts, serving as an enduring testament to the strength of the human spirit in the face of unimaginable adversity.


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