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With an Epilogue by Miep Giess

The first biography of the girl whose fate has touched the lives of millions. For people all over the world, Anne Frank, the vivacious, intelligent Jewish girl with a crooked smile and huge dark eyes, has become the "human face of the Holocaust." Her diary of twenty-five months in hiding, a precious record of her struggle to keep hope alive through the darkest days of this century, has touched the hearts of millions. Here, after five decades, is the first biography of this remarkable figure. Drawing on exclusive interviews with family and friends, on previously unavailable correspondence, and on documents long kept secret, Melissa Muller creates a nuanced portrait of her famous subject. This is the flesh-and-blood Anne Frank, unsentimentalized and so all the more affecting--Anne Frank restored to history. Muller traces Frank's life from an idyllic childhood in an assimilated family well established in Frankfurt banking circles to her passionate adolescence in German-occupied Amsterdam and her desperate in Bergen Belsen at the age of sixteen. Full of revelations, this richly textured biography casts new light on Anne's relations with her mother, whom she treats harshly in the diary, and solves an enduring mystery: who betrayed the families hiding in the annex just when liberation was at hand? This is an indispensable volume for all those who seek a deeper, richer understanding of Anne Frank and the brutal times in which she lived and died.

Synopsis:

For people all over the world, Anne Frank, the vivacious, intelligent Jewish girl with a crooked smile and huge dark eyes, has become the human face of the Holocaust. Now in paperback, here is the highly acclaimed first biography of the girl whose fate touched the lives of millions. Drawing on exclusive interviews with family and friends, on previously unavailable correspondence, and on five diary pages long kept secret, Melissa Muller has created a nuanced portrait of her famous subject. This is the flesh-and-blood Anne Frank, unsentimentalized and so all the more affecting. Full of revelations, Muller's book casts new light on Anne's relations with her mother and solves an enduring mystery: who betrayed the families hiding in the annex just when liberation was at hand? An indispensable volume for all those who seek a deeper understanding of Anne Frank and the brutal times in which she lived and died.

About the Author

Melissa Müller is a journalist who has written extensively on childhood. She lives in Munich and Vienna.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805059960
Subtitle:
The Biography
Epilogue:
Kimber, Rita
Translator:
Kimber, Rita
Author:
Kimber, Robert
Author:
Muller, Melissa
Author:
Kimber, Rita
Author:
Gies, Miep
Publisher:
Picador
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Holocaust, jewish (1939-1945)
Subject:
Historical - Holocaust
Subject:
Jewish children
Subject:
Frank, anne, 1929-1945
Subject:
Amsterdam
Subject:
Jewish children in the Holocaust
Subject:
Holocaust, jewish
Subject:
Amsterdam (Netherlands) Biography.
Subject:
BIO026000
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Holocaust
Subject:
Jewish
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
American
Publication Date:
19990915
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1 in 0.73 lb

Related Subjects

Biography » Historical
Religion » Judaism » Holocaust
Young Adult » Nonfiction » Biographies

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For people all over the world, Anne Frank, the vivacious, intelligent Jewish girl with a crooked smile and huge dark eyes, has become the human face of the Holocaust. Now in paperback, here is the highly acclaimed first biography of the girl whose fate touched the lives of millions. Drawing on exclusive interviews with family and friends, on previously unavailable correspondence, and on five diary pages long kept secret, Melissa Muller has created a nuanced portrait of her famous subject. This is the flesh-and-blood Anne Frank, unsentimentalized and so all the more affecting. Full of revelations, Muller's book casts new light on Anne's relations with her mother and solves an enduring mystery: who betrayed the families hiding in the annex just when liberation was at hand? An indispensable volume for all those who seek a deeper understanding of Anne Frank and the brutal times in which she lived and died.

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