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Anne Frank. The Diary of A Young Girl
Contact  $7.99  ISBN 0-553-29698-1  293 pg.
Reviewed by Chelaine, Age 11

I can’t tell you how oppressive it is never to be able to go outdoors, I am afraid we shall be discovered and be shot. That is not exactly a pleasant prospect.  (July 11, 1942)

The Diary Of A Young Girl  is a true story written by Anne Frank during World War II. It was the era when Nazis occupied Germany and tried to eliminate the Jewish people by working them to death or sending them to gas chambers.

This book was her diary given to her on June 12th, her birthday. Almost every day Anne would go sit in a private room in their ‘secret annex’ and write, spilling out all of her feelings. During World War II, Anne and seven other people were forced to live in a secret annex to avoid being shot, or worked to death. Anne lived in their hiding place for more than two years before being discovered and sent to concentration camps. The only survivor was Otto Frank.

Soon after the war, Otto Frank (Anne’s father) found her diary and made a few copies of it for a family memory. After a while Otto was advised by a Dutch university professor to publish it. In June of 1947, Contact Publishers in Amsterdam published Anne’s diary. The book soon went through several editions. By 1952 this diary was known to people everywhere, including Germany.

I would rate The Diary Of A Young Girl  four stars. And I would recommend this book to anyone who would like to learn more about World War II, in particular, the holocaust.


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