Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank's remarkable diary has since become a world classic -- a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. In 1942, with Nazis ...
occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, they and another family lived cloistered in the "Secret Annex" of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death. In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period. By turns thoughtful, moving, and amusing, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut short.
It is quite amazing to read such well written prose by a 13 year old young girl. The school works done by HK monster parents pale in comparison. No wonder that the authenticity of the diary had been challenged ever since its publication."It's
..." "It's difficult in times like these: ideals, dreams and cherished hopes rise within us, only to be crushed by grim reality. It's a wonder I haven't abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.
I see the world being slowly transformed into a wilderness, I hear the approaching thunder that, one day, will destroy us too, I feel the suffering of millions. Any yet, when I look up at the sky, I somehow feel that everything will change for the better, that this cruelty too will end, that peace and tranquility will return once more. In the meantime, I must hold on to my ideals. Perhaps the day will come when I'll be able to realise them!"
The above paragraphs are found near the end of Anne's diary, which aptly serve as a kind of conclusion of her observation about the pain and suffering during the war. What made her so optimistic is a mystery to me and I truly admire her, but I would still insist that most people are wicked at heart. All people want to preserve are their own worthless lives and self-interest.Continua...Nascondi
Defiantly a classic novel of young girl who is forced to live in solitude in a attic. This book is very moving and allows the reader to grasp the concept of evil that man is able to conduct against his fellow man,
Penso che ognuno di noi debba trovare il tempo per leggere questa testimonianza. Io l'ho fatto in età adulta e sono più felice di non averlo fatto prima perché ora l'ho letto con molta consapevolezza." Mi domando sempre se non sarebbe stato
..." meglio che avessimo rinunciato a nasconderci. A quest'ora saremmo già morti senza essere passati per queste miserie, e ciò che più conta, i nostri protettori non correrebbero alcun pericolo. Eppure rifuggiamo tutti da questo pensiero, amiamo ancora la vita, non abbiamo dimenticato la voce della natura, speriamo ancora, speriamo a dispetto di tutto. Pur che succeda presto qualche cosa, magari una bomba, non ci potrà fare a pezzi di più di quanto faccia questa inquietudine. Pur che venga presto la fine, anche se dura, allora sapremo almeno se avremo vinto e se dovremo soccombere." Continua...Nascondi
“Non penso a tutti i sofferenti, ma al bello che ancora rimane. In questo sono molto diversa da mamma, che a chi e' di cattivo umore consiglia: “pensa alle miserie che ci sono al mondo, e sii felice che tu non ne soffri!” Io invece consiglio:
..." “va' fuori, al sole, nei campi, a contatto con la natura, va' fuori e cerca di trovare la felicita' in te e in Dio. Pensa al bello che c'e' ancora in te e attorno a te e sii felice!”Continua...Nascondi
The Diary of Anne Frank made me interested on the subject of World War II history. A must read book of history and psychology of living in confinement.If you have a son or a daughter, you may consider reading this book and learn how they grow in
..."ey grow in their adolescence years on Anne Frank's perspective.
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"We all live, but we don't know the why or the wherefore. We all live with the object of being happy; over lives are all different and yet the same. We three have been brought up in good circles, we have the chance to learn, the possibility of
... attaining something, we have all reason to hope for much happiness, but...we must earn it for ourselves. And that is never easy. You must work and do good, not be lazy and gamble, if you wish to earn happiness. Laziness may appear attractive, but work give satisfaction."Continua...Nascondi