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By Melissa Müller

ISBN-10: 1408842092

ISBN-13: 9781408842096


Praised as "remarkable," "meticulous," and "long overdue," Anne Frank: The Biography, initially released in 1998, nonetheless stands because the definitive account of the woman who has turn into "the human face of the Holocaust." choked with revelations, Müller's richly textured narrative back Anne Frank to background, portraying the flesh-and-blood woman unsentimentalized and so the entire extra affecting.

Now, 16 years after the booklet first seemed, a lot new info has come to mild: letters despatched via Otto Frank to family members in the US as he sought to to migrate along with his kin, the id of different suspects enthusiastic about the betrayal of the Franks, and critical information about the family's arrest and next destiny. Revised and up-to-date with greater than thirty percentage new fabric, this can be an vital quantity for all those that search a deeper knowing of Anne Frank and the brutal occasions within which she lived and died.

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Stab worked for the respected building firm Philipp Holzmann. The next house, number 303, had been built by the Naumanns. They had six children, and Mr. Naumann, too, was a teacher. Despite different social and religious backgrounds the adults were friendly and got along well. In the Westend, 20 percent of the population had been Jews; here the Franks were the exception. There was no synagogue nearby. Otto may not even have noticed this until Edith pointed it out. He had grown up without religious education.

The only children who were not altogether welcome were the landlord’s children, Otto, Heidi, and Eva Könitzer, perhaps because their old grandmother was always glaring from the window, ready to scold them at the slightest provocation. The children were, of course, unaware that Otto, Heidi, and Eva’s father sympathized with the National Socialist German Workers’ Party, the NSDAP, headed by one Adolf Hitler, already known for his inflammatory speeches. But their parents were acutely aware. As far as Otto Könitzer and others were concerned, Jews could not be full-fledged Germans.

Among them is a little volume with a checkered cover, like an autograph book. It is Anne’s diary. With Bep’s help, Miep quickly gathers the papers together while van Maaren stands watch at the door. The women grab a few books they borrowed from the library for Anne and Margot. Otto’s portable typewriter. Anne’s combing shawl. But no valuables to keep for their arrested friends. The police have stolen everything of value. It’s late, but outside the sun is still shining, bathing the facade and the interior of 263 Prinsengracht in the clear golden evening light of a Vermeer.

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