An Obsession with Anne Frank

Author: Lawrence Graver

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520308735

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 292

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Anne Frank's Diary has been acclaimed throughout the world as an indelible portrait of a gifted girl and as a remarkable document of the Holocaust. For Meyer Levin, the respected writer who helped bring the Diary to an American audience, the Jewish girl's moving story became a thirty-year obsession that altered his life and brought him heartbreaking sorrow. Lawrence Graver's fascinating account of Meyer Levin's ordeal is a story within a story. What began as a warm collaboration between Levin and Anne's father, Otto Frank, turned into a notorious dispute that lasted several decades and included litigation and public scandal. Behind this story is another: one man's struggle with himself—as a Jew and as a writer—in postwar America. Looming over both stories is the shadow of the Holocaust and its persistent, complex presence in our lives. Graver's book is based on hundreds of unpublished documents and on interviews with some of the Levin-Frank controversy's major participants. It illuminates important areas of American culture: publishing, law, religion, politics, and the popular media. The "Red Scare," anti-McCarthyism, and the commercial imperatives of Broadway are all players in this book, along with the assimilationist mood among many Jews and the simplistic pieties of American society in the 1950s. Graver also examines the different and often conflicting ways that people the world over, Jewish and Gentile, wanted Anne Frank and her much-loved book to be represented. That her afterlife has in extraordinary ways taken on the shape and implications of myth makes Graver's story—and Meyer Levin's—even more compelling. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1995.

Anne Frank

Author: Hyman Aaron Enzer,Sandra Solotaroff-Enzer

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252068232

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 285

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A concise, readable volume of the articles and memoirs most relevant for understanding the life, death, and legacy of Anne Frank.

Anne Frank

Author: Anita Croy

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1534565809

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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For more than 70 years, the words of Anne Frank have inspired young people to believe that their voices have power. This essential guide to the life and writing of Anne Frank combines biographical details, primary source images, and accessible literary analysis to create an unforgettable reading experience. The engaging design features timelines and graphic organizers, which encourage readers to look at literature in a fresh way. As readers discover the historical context behind The Diary of a Young Girl and its impact on future generations, they deepen their understanding of the ways history, current events, and literature are connected.

Holocaust Cinema Complete

Author: Rich Brownstein

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476684162

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 488

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Holocaust movies have become an important segment of world cinema and the de-facto Holocaust education for many. One quarter of all American-produced Holocaust-related feature films have won or been nominated for at least one Oscar. In fact, from 1945 through 1991, half of all American Holocaust features were nominated. Yet most Holocaust movies have fallen through the cracks and few have been commercially successful. This book explores these trends--and many others--with a comprehensive guide to hundreds of films and made-for-television movies. From Anne Frank to Schindler's List to Jojo Rabbit, more than 400 films are examined from a range of perspectives--historical, chronological, thematic, sociological, geographical and individual. The filmmakers are contextualized, including Charlie Chaplin, Sidney Lumet, Steven Spielberg and Roman Polanski. Recommendations and reviews of the 50 best Holocaust films are included, along with an educational guide, a detailed listing of all films covered and a four-part index-glossary.

Anne Frank

Author: Zoë Lister

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1502619199

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Anne Frank’s diary takes readers into the frightening and traumatic world of a young woman during the Holocaust. The History Makers biography of Anne Frank explores who this legendary young woman was by focusing on her life in stages. Readers will learn the historical and personal context of her experiences, illustrating the woman and her trials.

The Footsteps of Anne Frank

Author: Ernst Schnabel,Erika Prins,Gillian Walnes MBE

Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd

ISBN: 1904915396

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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The only book that gets close to defining who Anne Frank was. Her father Otto Frank initiated this project and the author interviewed 42 people mentioned in her diary. Here too is the story of the betrayal and its disastrous aftermath.

Auf Deutsch! 4

Author: Rosi McNab

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435387020

Category: German language

Page: 176

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Part of a German course for Key Stage 4, which covers GCSE grades C to G. This student book revisits previously taught language areas from a more mature angle, as well as tackling new content.

The Stolen Legacy of Anne Frank

Author: Ralph Melnick

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300069075

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

View: 5283


Examines Levin's claims that the stage adaptation of Anne Frank's diary rejected a Jewish treatment of the work in favour of a play with a universal message. The text establishes the bias of the opposition to Levin and places the issue in the context of the wider cultural struggle of the 1950s.

Anne Frank's Family

Author: Mirjam Pressler

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 038553387X

Category: History

Page: 425

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The story is one that is envisioned by many: a relative, an old woman who has lived in the same home for a lifetime, passes away, her death prompting the inevitable task of sorting through her effects by her surviving family. But in the attic in this particular house, a treasure trove of historic importance is found. Rarely does this become an actuality, but when Helene Elias died, no one could put a price on what she left behind. Helene Elias was born Helene Frank, sister to Otto Frank, and therefore aunt to Anne Frank. Ensconced upstairs in the house she inherited from her mother, and eventually passed on to her son, Buddy Elias, Anne’s cousin and childhood playmate, was the documented legacy of the Frank family: a vast collection of photos, letters, drawings, poems, and postcards preserved throughout decades—a cache of over 6,000 documents in all. Chronicled by Buddy’s wife, Gertrude, and renowned German author Mirjam Pressler, these findings weave an indelible, engaging, and endearing portrait of the family that shaped Anne Frank. They wrote to one another voluminously; recounted summer holidays, and wrote about love and hardships. They reassured one another during the terrible years and waited anxiously for news after the war had ended. Through these letters, they rejoiced in new life, and honored the memories of those they lost. Anne’s family believed themselves to ordinary members of Germany’s bourgeoisie. That they were wrong is part of history, and we celebrate them here with this extraordinary account. Insert Authors’ photo: © Jürgen Bauer Mirjam Pressler is one of Germany’s most beloved authors. She was the German translator of Anne Frank’s diary.