The Diary of Anne Frank
- Publisher This special edition of Anne Frank's unique diary, describing her family's plight during the Nazi persecution, is accompanied by substantial background material, reflecting renewed and widespread interest in her story.Paperback 256pp
- Publisher Abridged version of a Jewish girl's record of how her family hid from Nazi occupiers in World War II Holland.
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About "The Diary of Anne Frank"
Each book in the Longman Imprint series is designed to satisfy coursework requirements for GCSE examinations. Short stories, plays and novels are chosen for their accessibility to young readers and include many of today's major authors and playwrights. The material is designed to reflect both male and female interests and an awareness of our multicultural world. Each book includes points for discussion to encourage students to consider alternative ways of looking at the play or story, and a section on suggestions for writing which gives pupils the chance to respond to what they have read through imaginative writing, dramatic reconstructions and the traditional critical essay.;The Diary of Anne Frank is the story of a Jewish girl and her life during World War II, told through the diary which she kept.
This special edition of Anne Frank's unique diary, describing her family's plight during the Nazi persecution, is accompanied by substantial background material, reflecting renewed and widespread interest in her story.Paperback 256pp
Abridged version of a Jewish girl's record of how her family hid from Nazi occupiers in World War II Holland.
Meet the Author
Anne Frank, June 1929 - March 1945 Anneliesse Marie Frank was born on June 12, 1929 in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany. She was the second daughter of Otto and Edith Frank. Anne's father was a factory worker, who moved his family to Amsterdam in 1933 to escape the Nazi's. There he opened up a branch of his uncle's company and Anne and her sister Margot resumed a normal life, attending a Montessori School in Amsterdam. The Germans attacked the Netherlands in 1940 and took control, issuing anti-Jewish decrees, and forcing the Frank sisters into a Jewish Lyceum instead of their old school. Their father Otto decided to find a place for the family to hide should the time come that the Nazi's came to take them to a concentration camp. He chose the annex above his offices and found some trustworthy friends among his fellow workers to supply the family with food and news. On July 5, 1942, Margot received a "call up" to serve in the Nazi "work camp." The next day, the family escaped to the annex, welcoming another family, the van Pels, which consisted of Hermann and Auguste van Pels and their son Peter. Fritz Pfeffer also came to stay with them, causing the count to come to eight people hiding in the annex. Anne, Margot and Peter continued their studies under the tutelage of Otto, and all of the captives found ways to entertain themselves for the long years they remained hidden. On August 4, 1944, four Dutch Nazis came to arrest the eight, having discovered their hiding place through an informant. Anne's diary was left behind and found later by one of the family's friends. The eight were taken to prison in Amsterdam and then deported to Westerbork before being shipped to Auschwitz. At Auschwitz, the men were separated from the women and Hermann van Pels was immediately gassed. Fritz Pfeffer died at Neuenganme in 1944. Anne, Margot and Mrs. van Pels were taken to Bergen-Belson, leaving behind Anne's mother, Edith, who died at Auschwitz of starvation and exhaustion in 1945. At Bergen-Belson, Anne and Margot contracted typhus and died of the disease in March of 1945. Anne was 15 and Margot was 17. The exact date and the place they were buried is unknown. Otto Frank was the only one of the original group of eight who were hidden in the annex to survive. He was left for dead at Auschwitz when the Russian Army came to liberate the camp. It is due to him that Anne's diary was published and became the success it is.