Wednesday, June 13, 2012

This Day in History June 14, 1942

It has been many years since I read this book and saw the movie.  I actually did that in the opposite order.  I read the book of my own free will, and I know that this book is often studied in great depth in school.  And it certainly should be.  It was on this date in 1942, that Anne Frank began her famous diary.  There are a few sites who say it began June 12, but it would seem like most sites agree it was June 14.  I am going to trust the sites on this one.

If you do not know the famous book Anne Frank, Diary of a Young Girl, you are missing out on a great work.  It puts the plight of Jews in hiding during WWII into very human terms.  She was only 16 when she died in a concentration camp.  Her account is simple but very powerful as she describes the terror and boredom of hiding from the Nazis.  Her book only covers about a year's worth of time, and in the end, they were discovered.

If you have never seen the old black and white film, I would invite you to do so.

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1 comment:

  1. I remember having to read this in my high school years, but doing so slips my mind and I'd love to revisit the Diary of Anne Frank! Thanks for sharing!


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