31 mai 2015
Recenzie de carte : Anne Frank -The diary of a young girl
Today, I finished read an intersting book, Anne Frank "The diary of a young girl". This is a remarkable book. Written by a young girl and the young are not afraid of telling the truth it's one of the wisest and most moving commentaries on war and its impact on human beings that I have ever read. Anne Frank's account of the changes wrought upon eight people hiding out from the Nazis for two years during the occupation of Holland, living in constant fear and isolation, imprisoned not only by the terrible outward circumstances of war but inwardly by themselves, made me intimately and shockingly aware of war's greatest evil the degradation of the human spirit.
Anne Frank's diary ends here. It's a work utterly complete in tself, and its eloquence requires no further comment. But the experiences Anne described become perhaps even more meaningful when seen in their imediate historical context. It's the purpose of this brief afterword to provide at least the outlines of that context and to bring Anne's own story to its conclusion.
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 horros of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit.
In 1942, with Nazis occupying Holland, 13 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 Annexe" 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.