Anne Frank was born in 1929 in Germany. Her family moved to Amsterdam in 1933, and she died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945.
This valuable addition to the literature of the Holocaust assembles for the first time the three known versions of Frank's diary--the original, a self-edited version of same, and yet another edited by her father. It also contains a variety of related studies and reports, e.g., handwriting and paper analyses, new documentation regarding the Frank family's arrest, and a wealth of information about the diary's troubled publication history. Prepared under the auspices of the Netherlands State Institute for War Documentation, this authoritative volume will silence forever those who have denied the diary's authenticity. It honors and enriches a story that has inspired most of the civilized world for over 40 years. Mandatory for all but the smallest libraries.-- Mark R. Yerburgh, Trinity Coll. Lib., Burlington, Vt.
"A truly remarkable book."-The New York Times
"One of the most moving personal documents to come out of World War II."-The Philadelphia Inquirer
"The new edition reveals a new depth to Anne's dreams, irritations, hardship, and passions. . . . There may be no better way to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War II than to reread The Diary of a Young Girl, a testament to an indestructible nobility of spirit in the face of pure evil."-Chicago Tribune
"The single most compelling personal account of the Holocaust . . . remains astonishing and excruciating."-The New York Times Book Review
"How brilliantly Anne Frank captures the self-conscious alienation and naive self-absorption of adolescence."-Newsday