Title: The diary of a young girl
Author: Anne Frank, edited by Otto H. Frank & Mirjam Pressler
Number of pages: 427 p.
This is the book about A Jewish young girl named Anne Frank.
Anne Frank was born in 1929 in Frankfurt am Main in Germany. In 1933, the anti-Jewish National Socialist Party led by Hitler comes to power. Anne Frank's Jewish parents Edith and Otto Frank think that there is no future in Germany for themselves and their children. They flee to the Netherlands in 1933. Anne is then four years old. Until she is eleven she grows up without a care in relatively safer Holland. In 1940, the Netherlands is occupied by Germany and the protection that Holland provides comes to an end.
Anne's life is depending on the anti-Jewish Decrees. In 1942 the deportations to the "work camps" begin. Anne's parents see the possibility of going into hiding in the annex of the building that houses Otto's business. Anne writes her diary during the two years in hiding in the Secret Annex. In more than two years she fills several notebooks. At the end of the hiding period Anne rewrites her diary notebooks with the intention to make a book from them, that can be published after the war has ended.