“Anne Frank”,the name too famous to ever forget.I know most of you might have read the book and is quite aware of the story and the impact it made,but this blog is for the late bloomers like me who got to know about Anne Frank from Fault in the stars(Here : http://variety.com/2014/film/news/how-the-fault-in-our-stars-recreated-the-anne-frank-house-1201214609/) .Strange.But its never too late.I was too interested to know the young lady,Anne Frank and hence the book made its place in my library 🙂
The book depicts the original story written by Anne Frank in Dutch version and was first published in English in 1952 and thereby converted in many languages.The Diary was previously given to Anne Frank on her thirteenth birthday which contains all the chronicles of her life during the German Occupation of the Netherlands in World War II written by her.
The Frank family moved from German to Amsterdam in 1933,the year Nazis gained control over Germany.By May 1940,they were trapped in Amsterdam by German Occupation of Netherlands.As the prosecution of Jewish people had increased, the Frank family as well as his business partner, Hermann van Pels’s Family, and his teenage son,Peter moved into hiding.After two years the group was caught and were transferred into concentration camps.Anne Frank and her sister, Margot Frank, were eventually transferred to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where they died (probably of typhus) in February or March 1945.The only survivor was Otto Frank,Anne Frank’s Father collected all the papers and his daughter’s diary. He accomplished Anne’s dream to be a famous writer and to let people know what it is like to be suffered with discrimination.
My Review :
This is a must read book.She depicted her thoughts on being a women,positivity during the hiding , the sufferings and the understanding.The Diary is written in a special way where she assumes it to be her friend named Kitty.She starts it with the most promising line “Paper is more patient than people”.Her thoughts are so liberative that they are even included in academics.Some of her lines :
“Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!”
– Anne Frank
After the Bible,The Diary of a young girl is the most widely read books in the world.One and a half children were murdered in the genocide the Nazis called “Final Solution”.
“I don’t want to have lived in vain like most people. I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people, even those I’ve never met. I want to go on living even after my death!” – Anne Frank
And she did and is still alive in our hearts through her diary.
I would recommend people to read this book.If anyone wants to read the book,lend it from me for a day or two and for people who find it difficult to deal with all the word stuff , here it is for you,Anne Frank’s Story : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c25oZQrnXwc.I almost cried after watching the video.The story will totally move you.
P.S. Anne’s Diary is one of the examples which depicts the importance of writing.Writing make you live after your death.
Interesting Parts: Look at the graphic version of the book here :http://deconstructingcomics.com/?p=1171
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