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Anne Frank is the most well-known victim of the Holocaust. In 1945, at the age of 15, she died at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, becoming one of the six million Jews who were murdered in Europe under the Nazi regime. But through her writing, her memory lives on. Her Diary of a Young Girl remains one of the most widely read nonfiction books in the world, and was described as "one of the greatest books of the last century". Anne started keeping a diary shortly before she went into hiding with her family in 1942, and over the course of two years she honed her craft as a writer, documenting the details of their daily lives alongside her personal reflections, fears, and aspirations. By chance, the majority of her writings were saved after the family was arrested and in 1947, after much deliberation, her father, Otto, oversaw the publication of the first edition of her diary in the Netherlands. Within a decade, it had become an international best seller.

First adapted for both stage and screen in the 1950s, awareness and readership of Anne's diary continued to grow and its author became a household name, gradually acquiring something of a symbolic status. Seventy years on, The Diary of a Young Girl still resonates just as powerfully with young and old readers alike. Jemma Saunders goes beyond Anne's diary to fill in the gaps about her family history, her life before she went into hiding, and her final months at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. A sobering tale, Anne Frank's story is one that will continue to inspire for decades to come.

Jemma J Saunders works at the University of Birmingham. She is also the author of The Holocaust: History in an Hour.

©2015 Jemma J. Saunders (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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  • Andrew Glenn
  • 26-11-2020

Beautiful

This book brought me to tears. I wish people these days would study history. They would learn so much, and respect those who suffered in the Holocaust so much more. Nothing can compare to that time in history.

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  • Beverly
  • 04-05-2021

Deep

I read this as a preteen in the 70’s. My heart broke for her and all Jewish lives lost, tortured and the families.
Listening to the reading was a treat & very well done. I lived it with them in the performance of Joanna Daniels

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  • Renate Leeper
  • 08-03-2021

Not what I Expected

I have always been enamored by this story had haven't reread or heard it since I was a teen...
I was very excited to hear it again...
However, this partial synopsis was not what I expectef.

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  • Andi Cook
  • 02-11-2020

Not what I expected

It was not at all what I expected, but it was good nonetheless.

It was interesting to hear another viewpoint on Anne Frank and her legacy.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-10-2020

Not what I was looking for

it was a good back story to her diary but this was trying to actually listen to her diary and it was not clear in the details that this was not it. kinda disappointed but at least I have some background information now for the actual diary.

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  • Catriona Gillespie
  • 26-05-2019

Not as described

This audio doesn’t have anything from Anne’s real diary , although the narrators voice is calming I found that listening to facts while Was bored wasn’t going to keep me occupied. Thank you very much for wasting my money and getting me and my mum into an argument about money although it’s not expensive I find it very deceptive

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-10-2017

An outstanding account of Anne's life.

The book was well written and engaging. Brought me to tears. I was on the edge of my seat throughout, even though I knew already the story. Great work!

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