Monday, 16 March 2015

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl (1929-1945) Review by Maura Sartori

The book is about a young Jewish girl whose diary of her time hiding from the Nazis entranced the world.

Anne and her family were forced to leave home, when the situation in Germany had become intolerable, and they fled to Amsterdam when Hitler came to power. It was a happy time for Anne at the start; she loved her school and her home life on the Merwedeplein. But the outbreak of World War II in 1939 and Hitler’s invasion of Holland in 1940 forced Anne and her family to go into hiding in a Secret Annexe. Sadly they were betrayed and were sent to the concentration camps, were Annie died on an illness.

I thought that Anne Frank and her family were very brave and that her father was right to publish her diary, for she was a very good writer.

Inspirational Quotes from Anne Frank:

‘Who would ever think that so much went on in the soul of a young girl?’
‘Whoever is happy will make others happy too’
‘How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.’
‘We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.’
‘In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can’t build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death.’
‘Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!’
‘The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.’
‘No one has ever become poor by giving.’
‘I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.’

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