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The Diary Of A Young Girl -by Anne Frank  

Anne Frank


Recently, I read a heartrending novel which has impelled me to write about it. Though it has been a week since I have read it, the novel is intent on not leaving my mind. It has left a deep impression on my heart and soul.

The book is The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.

“The Diary of a Young Girl” is a diary written by Anne Frank during the Second World War days. It begins from 14 June, 1942, when she was 13 years old to 1 August, 1944. When she died died in a concentration camp in Germany, Anne Frank was only fifteen. Through her diary, she tells us the problems faced during war; how lives would be anguished and how families would be shattered. The descriptions and emotions are so intense and captivating, written with the touch of an adolescent and teen, that you can ideate her life with your own eyes.

Anne Frank, though being a Jew, enjoyed a normal life before war, but when Holland was invaded by Germany, the anti-Jewish sentiments and the atrocities faced by the Jews, forced their families to move into hiding.

Anne and her family moved to Amsterdam in 1933 after the Nazis gained power in Germany, and were trapped by the occupation of the Netherlands when the government began to persecute Jews by the implementation of restrictive and discriminatory laws; mandatory registration and segregation soon followed. As persecutions against the Jewish population increased, the family went into hiding in July 1942 in hidden rooms in her father Otto Frank's office building.

They left their apartment in secrecy and at their hiding there was another family of the Von Daan, Mr. Deusel a dentist was also later included. Only Kugler, Kleiman, Gies, and Voskuijl were the employees who knew of the people in hiding, and helped them by visiting and bringing occasional presents and other needful.

All through the diary, Anne expresses her emotions wonderfully- her grief, her occasional bouts of happiness, her helpless struggle to be content, her gratefulness and her love.

She confides in her dairy as a friend, whom she calls Kitty. She writes letters to Kitty in her diary, telling about the atmosphere at the hiding and her thoughts and emotions.

In August 1944 their hiding place was discovered by the Gestapo, German Secret Police. All the eight members in the hiding were sent to concentration camps in Germany where all, except Otto Frank, died in the hands of Nazis. Anne Frank died in 1945 when she was only fifteen. Her diary was then circulated by her father.

The diary is really touching read telling about Anne Frank and her troubled relationship with her mom, her darling father, the slowly improving relationship with sister Margot. The strife they have with other dwellers at the hiding. All the suffering she had to go through, transformed Anne Frank from a young bubbly chattering thirteen year old to a serious, thoughtful and rational minded fifteen year old.

Her experiences are real life filled with hope and fear. The diary implies a sense of sympathy and is one of the best examples of the troubles during war time.

The diary, which was given to Anne on her 13th birthday, describes her life from 12 June 1942 until 1 August 1944. It has been translated into many languages, has become one of the world's most widely read books, and has been the basis for several plays and films. Anne Frank has been acknowledged for the quality of her writing, and has become one of the most renowned and most discussed victims of the Holocaust.

This book is a must read for all mothers, daughters, fathers and brothers. A re-read actaully. I bet a thousand bucks that it will impress one and all who read. It is as inspirational and touching as you can imagine.


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4 comments

  1. Chriz  

    lovely.. so sad too.. btw i am back to blogigng in just one week's time.. i too wrote my diary.. its full of memories now..

    dont forget to visit my page on 1st of january

  2. Meghna  

    @ Chriz- OMG! SO good to see you back :P
    I'm off to your place. Yes, the book is poignant and touching :D

  3. James Low  

    i don't really agree with you, check out my blog to read my review

  4. Meghna  

    @ James- I'm off!!!

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