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The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

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The book, 'The Diary of a Young Girl’ is a compilation of diary writings of Annie Frank, a girl who had to resort to hiding along with her family because of the Nazi occupation. This book has received widespread publicity and is one of the most famous literatures of the Nazi era. This book has been translated in more than 60 languages and has received critical acclamation. Annie Frank died of typhus in a concentration camp and her diary was successfully retrieved by Miep Gies, who handed it to Annie’s father, the lone survivor from the family. It was her father who then published the diary.

Annie Frank received a blank diary as a birthday present on her 13th birthday. She soon started using it and kept updating it regularly. She noted all major events and also wrote down various personal experiences. She maintained the diary regularly even during her tough times when her family went into hiding. This diary presents a distinctive account of the events that happened during that time and talks about the hardships faced by Jewish people due to the concentration camp. This diary reflects the cruelty of Nazism and the horrifying truths of Holocaust. The diary is written in three volumes which depict the three phases of her hiding life. In all senses, this book is a gripping read that showcases the dark side of humanity.

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Anne Frank was a German Jew who was a victim of the Nazi cruelty. She is one of the most popular and discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust. She is known for her diary which she wrote during her hiding days in Netherlands. She died due to typhus in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. There is a statue of her created by Mari Andriessen, outside the Westerkerk in Amsterdam. Plus, an Anne Frank Educational Centre is set up where Anne lived with her family. In 1999, Time magazine included her in their list of The Most Important People of the Century. Plus, Madame Tussauds wax museum has an exhibit that features her. In 1995, Asteroid 5535 Annefrank was named in her honor.

The book, 'The Diary of a Young Girl’ is a shocking and first-hand account of the days during the Nazi concentration camps. This book is easily available online for convenient shopping.

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