The Last Seven Months of Anne Frank


How much do I want to read more? 6/10

I'm actually not that excited to read about people who knew Anne Franck, or Anne's story.
It looks like she was just like anybody.
Still, I'm captivated by the tragedy, and that seemingly impossible time in History.
We all face danger and death, but here, in the period of time, it was prevalent.


Preface

this book not only supplements and rounds out the film, but it is, above all, a historical record of the admirable courage of the women who recount their dramatic experiences here.
The research and preparation for the film took more than two years.

Introduction

Anne Frank has become the best known symbol for the murdered Jews of the Second World War. Her diary, which she wrote between June 12, 1942 and August 1, 1944.
She was thirteen at the time, fifteen when she died.

HISTORICAL OVERVIEW

In 1933, Otto Frank decided to leave Frankfurt, a city with a large Jewish community, and to emigrate to Amsterdam. He foresaw that Hitler’s rise to power boded disaster for the Jews.
the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands in May 1940 cast a shadow on this happy childhood, and the situation became worse with the increasing restrictions placed on the Jews.

At the beginning of July 1942 the Frank family went into hiding. In the diary which Anne had received as a present for her thirteenth birthday a few weeks earlier, she describes this time in great detail.

HANNAH ELISABETH PICK-GOSLAR

Hannah Pick-Goslar, who with her younger sister survived Bergen-Belsen, emigrated to Israel after the war, with the help of Anne Frank’s father, Otto.
Hannah Pick appears a number of times in Anne Frank’s diary under the pseudonym “Lies Goosens.”
They were both four years old when they fled Germany in 1933 for the Netherlands. They were neighbors on the Merwedeplein in the southern part of Amsterdam, and grew up together there. They went through kindergarten, elementary school, and high school together.

She did write in the diary that if she had a choice after the war, she wanted to become a writer in the Netherlands.