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The Diary Of A Young Girl

by Anne Frank

Author: Anne Frank

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Language: English

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Anne Frank’s diary which tells about terrible things happening in war and moral fortitude of a human being was found in the attic where she spent the lees of life. The story takes place in 1942 when a Jewish family – a teenager girl and her relatives had to leave their home in Holland as being chased by Nazis who occupied the country. Unfortunately Nazis found got to know where the family was hiding and they had to live cloistered in the “Secret Annex” of an old building. Having no contact with the rest of the world they struggled for survival dealing with lack of food, absence of entertainment, cruelty and absurdity of living this kind of life. This impressive novel full of shocking and weird events reveals the courage and at the s... Read more

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ISBN: 0307594009
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...Van D. 's soup bowls. "Oh!" she angrily exclaimed. "Can't you be more careful? That was my last one. "Please bear in mind, Kitty, that the two ladies speak abominable Dutch (I don't darecomment on the gentlemen: they'd be highly insulted). If you were to hear theirbungled attempts, you'd laugh your head off. We've given up pointing out their errors, since correcting them doesn't help anyway. Whenever I quote Mother or Mrs. VanDaan, I'll write proper Dutch instead of trying to duplicate their speech. Last week there was a brief interruption in our monotonous routine. This was providedby Peter -- and a book about women. I should explain that Margot and Peter areallowed to read nearly all the books Mr. Kleiman lends us. But the adults preferred tokeep this special book to themselves. This immediately piqued Peter's curiosity. Whatforbidden fruit did it contain? He snuck off with it when his mother was downstairstalking, and took himself and his booty to the loft. For two days all was...

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All comments: 6

17 May 2012 21:23:09

omg i love her diary but is so sad that she die when she did not do nothing


28 Jan 2011 21:10:02

omg! i loved this book! its so sad that she didn't get a happy ending nor find out about what a success her diary has become!

17 Jan 2011 17:39:59

They were so close to survival! Otto was the only member to survive.


07 Jan 2011 14:05:20

I wouldn't want my diary published. Oh, Anne.


13 Oct 2010 12:03:59

good story


06 Sep 2010 22:30:40

Such a good story sad she didnt have a good ending

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Our freedom was severely restricted by a series of anti-Jewishdecrees: Jews were required to wear a yellow star; Jews were required to turn intheir bicycles; Jews were forbidden to use street-cars; Jews were forbidden to ride incars, even their own; Jews were required to do their shopping between 3 and 5 P. M. ;Jews were required to frequent only Jewish-owned barbershops and beauty parlors;Jews were forbidden to be out on the streets between 8 P. M. And 6 A. M. ; Jews wereforbidden to attend theaters, movies or any other forms of entertainment; Jews wereforbidden to use swimming pools, tennis courts, hockey fields or any other athleticfields; Jews were forbidden to go rowing; Jews were forbidden to take part in anyathletic activity in public; Jews were forbidden to sit in their gardens or those of theirfriends after 8 P. M. ; Jews were forbidden to visit Christians in their homes; Jewswere required to attend Jewish schools, 8 - 9 of 1869 of 186


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Guess what's happened to us now? The owner of the building sold it without informingMr. Kugler and Mr. Kleiman. One morning the new landlord arrived with an architectto look the place over. Thank goodness Mr. Kleiman was in the office. He showed thegentlemen all there was to see, with the exception of the Secret Annex. He claimedhe'd left the key at home and the new owner asked no further questions. If only hedoesn't come back demanding to see the Annex. In that case, we'll be in big trouble!


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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2g, 1942Dearest Kitty, We've been using too much electricity and have now exceeded our ration. The result:excessive economy and the prospect of having the electricity cut off. No light forfourteen days; that's a pleasant thought, isn't it? But who knows, maybe it won't be solong! It's too dark to read after four or four-thirty, so we while away the time withall kinds of crazy activities: telling riddles, doing calisthenics in the dark, speakingEnglish or French, reviewing books -- after a while everything gets boring. YesterdayI discovered a new pastime: using a good pair of binoculars to peek into the lightedrooms of the neighbors. During the day our curtains can't be opened, not even an inch, but there's no harm when it's so dark. I never knew that neighbors could be so interesting.


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I never used togive it much thought, since my mind was filled with my friends and having a goodtime. Now I think either about unhappy things or about myself.


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Still, I can't help telling you thatlately I've begun to feel deserted

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