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Miep Gies, woman credited with saving Anne Frank's Diary

On Jan. 11, 2010, Miep Gies, the woman credited with saving and smuggling out Anne Frank’s famous diary died at the age of 100.  She helped hide Frank’s family from the Nazis.  Check out the full story at The Washington Post.

Also, Anna did a great article about Gies and her memoir at the Baltimore Literature Examiner.  Go check it out.

Review: ANNE FRANK: BEYOND THE DIARY by Ruud Van der Rol and Rian Verhoeven

Christina from Jackets & Covers read Anne Frank:  Beyond the Diary by Ruud Van der Rol and Rian Verhoeven for the WWII reading challenge.  Here is an excerpt from her review:

It’s very ghostly seeing the pictures and knowing this was a young girl who died in such a horrific manner.It offers a lot of history — both of the Frank family and Nazi Germany in general — and with big, color-coded maps, it’s easy to watch the European landscape change from a bunch of tiny, independent countries into one large empire.

Read the full review here.

**Attention participants:  Remember to email us a link to your reviews, and we’ll post them here so we can see what everyone is reading!**

Review: THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL by Anne Frank

Arielle from Bookatopia read Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl for the WWII reading challenge.  Here’s a bit of what she had to say:

Everyone should read this book at some point in their lives, even if you’re not into WWII writings, everyone should know about the suffering that these crazy times brought for the people irrelevant of the race, religion or nationality.

Read the full review here.

**Attention participants:  Remember to email us a link to your reviews, and we’ll post them here so we can see what everyone is reading!**

Anne Frank Video Footage

Recently At Home With Books, discovered that Anne Frank was indeed caught on video.

If you haven’t ever seen her on video, we suggest you check it out here in this YouTube video.

Anne is caught leaning out of a window, according to the caption with the video.

Please do check out the Anne Frank House as well.

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