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  • The Last Seven Months of Anne Frank
  • Willy Lindwer
  • Anchor Books
  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • (Item #023)
  • $15.00
This is “an enlightening, harrowing set of first-person narratives by six women who knew Anne Frank before the war and during her final hellish months in German extermination camps. Lindwer’s invaluable effort picks up where the diary leaves off ” wrote the Kirkus Reviews. Elie Wiesel, writing for Newsweek, said “Some pages are so heartrending, they leave us breathless. At the end we want to shout, to scream with joy, because the women are liberated, free, ready for happiness.”
  • Anne Frank Remembered: The Story of the Woman Who Helped to Hide the Frank Family
  • Miep Gies, with Alison Leslie Gold
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Paperback: 252 pages
  • (Item #031)
  • $15.00
From her own remarkable childhood as a World War I refugee to the moment she places the small, checkered diary-Anne’s legacy-in Otto Frank’s hands, Miep Gies remembers her days with simple honesty and shattering clarity. Each page rings with courage and heartbreaking beauty. For more than two years, Miep Gies and her husband helped hide the Franks from the Nazis. Like thousands of unsung heroes of the Holocaust, they risked their lives each day to bring food, news, and emotional support to the victims.
  • Anne Frank’s Family
  • Mirjam Pressler
  • Anchor Books
  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • (Item #037)
  • $14.95
Helene Elias was born Helene Frank, sister to Otto Frank, and therefore aunt to Anne Frank. Ensconced upstairs in the house she inherited from her mother, and eventually passed on to her son, Buddy Elias, Anne’s cousin and childhood playmate, was the documented legacy of the Frank family: a vast collection of photos, letters, drawings, poems, and postcards preserved throughout decades – a cache of over 6,000 documents in all. Chronicled by Buddy’s wife, Gertrude, and renowned German author Mirjam Pressler, these findings weave an indelible, engaging, and endearing portrait of the family that shaped Anne Frank. They wrote to one another voluminously; recounted summer holidays, and wrote about love and hardships. They reassured one another during the terrible years and waited anxiously for news after the war had ended. Through these letters, they rejoiced in new life, and honored the memories of those they lost.
  • The Hidden Life of Otto Frank
  • Carol Ann Lee
  • William Morrow
  • Hardback: 430 pages
  • (Item #034)
  • $26.95
With this book, Carol Ann Lee presents an astonishing and moving portrait of the father of Anne Frank, whose life, both charmed and cursed, was interwoven with one of the most momentous events of the last century. Based on impeccable research into rare archives and filled with excerpts from the secret journal he kept from the day of his liberation from Auschwitz until his return to the secret annex in 1945, this landmark biography explores every facet of Frank’s life. Until now, except for a few basic facts, almost nothing has been written about Otto Frank’s own extraordinary life.
  • Anne Frank and Family: The Photographs of Otto Frank
  • Photographs by Otto Frank
  • Anne Frank House
  • Paperback: 95 pages
  • (Item #035)
  • $20.00
Just like in any average family, the photo album of the Frank family also begins with the birth of the first child. As an amateur photographer, Otto Frank has a single theme: the life & times of his daughters Anne and Margot. Nothing we see in Otto Frank’s photos reveals the horrors that Anne and her family will later have to endure. What we now know about the fate of Anne Frank has an effect on how her book Anne Frank, The diary of a Young Girl is perceived. Equally so, it is now impossible to view the photos that portray her life with an impartial eye.
  • Anne Frank: Reflections on Her Life and Legacy
  • Edited by Hyman A. Enzer and Sandra Solotaroff-Enzer
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Paperback: 316 pages
  • (Item #041)
  • $21.95
Here in a concise, readable volume are articles and memoirs relevant for understanding Anne’s life, death, and legacy. Philip Roth, Lawrence Graver, Bruno Bettelheim, Simon Wiesenthal, John Berryman and other contributors assess her qualities as a writer and scrutinize the proliferating controversies about her reputation, especially the way the stage and film adaptations have altered perceptions of her life and diary.They also consider how interpreters of Jewish experience in WW II have defined Anne’s significance for memorializing the Holocaust
  • Anne Frank: The Biography
  • Melissa Muller
  • Hardback: 458 pages
  • (Item #024)
  • $35.00
Anne Frank: The Biography, originally published in 1998, now with updated materials, still stands as the definitive account of Anne Frank. This nuanced biography of Anne is drawn from exclusive interviews with family and friends as well as from previously unavailable correspondence. Full of revelations, Muller’s rich and unsentimental portrait has returned Anne Frank to history, as a real flesh-and blood girl living in difficult times. This updated and expanded version includes new information drawn from letters sent by Otto Frank to relatives in America as he sought to emigrate his family, the identity of other suspects involved in the betrayal of the Franks and important details about the family’s arrest and subsequent fate. This is an indispensible 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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