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The Diary of Anne Frank

PostPosted: June 30th, 2013, 10:25 am
by RavensClarity
I just joined here last night and I love reading books, specially books about
Reality at its worst.

This is a basic background of the book and a few facts about Anne Frank and
what she has written. I hope you enjoy, and learn that life could be a lot worse for you,
for me and for the world.

Anne Frank was born in a Jewish family in June 12, 1929 in Frankfurt Germany and
during 1933-1934 they moved to Amsterdam due to fear of the German oppresion.
During 1940 the Germans occupied Amsterdam and they were forced into hiding in
an annex at the back of a building cleverly hidden from the world and thanks to very
loyal friends they were able to stay there for 2 years 1942-1944. During 1944 they
were capture by the Gestapo or the German secret police and deported to Bergen-Belsen
a concentration camp near Celle in Northern Germany.

During her stay in the Zentrum aka the "Secret Annex" she barely had anything to do
but to read and study and stare into open air at times. During this time due to lack of
people that she can consider as friends or more specifically people she talk to about
her annoyances with her family, She decided to make a friend of her own. "Kitty".
Kitty is the name of her diary where she wrote her most inner thoughts, her daily life
and most importantly about the struggles she fought inside of her while trying her best
to cope with everything that a young girl should or should not be experiencing.


She didn't always use "Dear Kitty" on her entries she used names such as "Pop," "Phien," "Emmy"
"Marianne," "Jetty," "Loutje," "Conny," and "Jackie" during her early entries. These names including
"Kitty" are believed to have come from the books written by Cissy van Marxveldt

There is an almost 1 year long span worth of entries missing in her diary which were filled
by her drafts

Her father was the one who published her diary. Mr. Otto Frank started out making few copies
of Anne's diary and shared it with his friends, which cajoled him to publish her diary and thus
making what is now a very important piece of our history and literature.

Re: The Diary of Anne Frank

PostPosted: July 18th, 2013, 2:01 am
by laurainnedelrosario
I tried reading Anne Frank's Diary twice but I did not finish them on both attempts. Why? Because it would make me cry towards the end. I was not mature enough to carry the emotional baggage the diary holds, especially the scenes inside the concentration camps. It felt so real to me that I cannot fathom such atrocity. :( I felt like wearing the yellow star of David myself.

Re: The Diary of Anne Frank

PostPosted: October 1st, 2014, 11:55 pm
by Austin_Lee
After reading this book, I felt plain admiration for Anne's profound insights about herself, people and the world. I also thought that those great passages she wrote are fruits of a life filled with books and education both pre- and during hiding. I've learned that to be able to wield powerful lines, one should equip himself with the right materials which in case of Anne are her books, the radio and most of all her beautiful mind.

I felt empty when the book ended. I've loved the girl and her last entry which isn't 100% blissful like the earlier ones still haunt me...