Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank (author), Otto Frank and Mirjam Pressler (editors), Susan Massotty (translator)

The single most poignant true-life story to emerge from the Second World War In July 1942, Anne Frank and her family, fleeing the horrors of Nazi occupation, hide in the back of an Amsterdam warehouse.
For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, they and another family lived cloistered there.
Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death.
In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period. 
By turns thoughtful, moving, and amusing, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut short.
Her diary ends abruptly when she and her family are discovered by the Nazis in August 1944. Anne died while imprisoned at Bergen-Belsen, three months short of her sixteenth birthday, but this acute account of her life and the world around her reveals her as more human, more vulnerable and more vital than ever. 
Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank’s remarkable diary has since become a world classic—a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit.  
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Goodreads Rating - 4.1 out of 5 ( 1,983,692 Ratings , 20,491 Reviews  - As on June 17 2017)
My Rating 5 out of 5
My Comments: A very touching autobiographical account of two years spent in hiding from Nazis. Makes us realize how precious are the things which we normally take for granted in our daily life. The narration is full of hope , inspiring and at times even humorous despite the grim circumstances in which Anne lived. Sad that she could not come out of the ordeal alive.

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