Het achterhuis : dagboekbrieven van 12 juni 1942–1 augustus 1944
Call NumberRBSC 949.207 F82a 1947b
Sub-CollectionRare Books & Special Collections
DatesDecember 1947; ©1947
Statement of ResponsibilityAnne Frank ; met een woord vooraf door Annie Romein-Verschoor.
SummaryDiscovered 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. In 1942, with Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, they and another family lived cloistered in the "Secret Annex" of an old office building. 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.
Physical Description ix, 253 pages ; 19 cm
PublisherAmsterdam : Uitgeverij Contact
RecognitionGifted in 2014 by Louise Stein Sorensen