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Anne Frank

4.24  ·  Rating Details ·  22,476 Ratings  ·  177 Reviews
In over one hundred photographs, many which have never been published, this poignant memoir brings to life the harrowing story of one young Jewish woman's struggle to survive during a period of history which must never be forgotten.
Published (first published January 1st 1992)
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Sep 11, 2011 Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The story of Anne Frank should absolutely be shared with children and Anne Frank: Beyond the Diary - A Photographic Remembrance is an ideal nonfiction book to use in tandem with the reading of Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl because it provides a more holistic account of her life. The book neatly organizes pertinent information about Anne’s life and showcases many primary sources that can add to or clarify points in the well-known Anne Frank story. Furthermore, this is a visually stimulati ...more
This is such a rich companion to The Diary of a Young Girl. Anne's father Otto was took many wonderful family pictures that were found in the Secret Annex along with Anne's diaries. Thankfully Miep and Beb kept all that they found in hopes the Frank family would return. Otto was the sole survivor which I did not remember. I am so glad I took the time to read this book.
Binibining `E (Maria Eleynita)
I am fascinated with everything Anne Frank. I want to know everything about her, the lives they live during the hiding and everything the family went through. It was a sad story mostly about the way people before treated the Jews, how almost all of them were killed. As i was reading this and looking at the pictures I remembered the movie The boy in the striped pyjamas that movie, I literally cry and baul like a baby. Makes me think why the Jews?
Sep 28, 2015 Emily rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
***Spolier Alert*** Have you ever heard of Anne Frank? Have you ever heard or read about Anne Franks diary? Anne Frank was a Jewish girl who lived during World War II. When she was thirteenth years old, she received a diary were she wrote on it everyday. The genre of my book is realistic fiction. I like how the author included a lot of details. I like how the author didn't really missed any details about Anne Franks life.

The setting in my book is in Germany in 1929. The setting of this book is
Dec 17, 2014 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
I stumbled across this in the school library while I was already re-reading Anne Frank's Diary. It is an EXCELLENT companion to the diary, bringing Anne alive in a way that the diary itself cannot: showing photos of Anne's life before the war and of the Secret Annexe in which she lived for those two years. The text is simple but very informative, both about Anne's life, the war, and the concentration camps. Really, I thought this was a most excellent book. As Anna Quindlen wisely said in the int ...more
Dec 12, 2012 Anna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Anne Frank: Beyond The the Diary
Ruud Van Der Rol

When I read about Anne Frank and her story I think, Wow what a life. Im always so thinkful that i didnt have to deal with all of the pain that was in that time period. It makes me think that life really isnt fair and it never will be. There are people who suffer everyday and there are people who live with no pain. Anne had to be mistreated for just what she believed in. She had to go into hiding with many other people. She had a family and s
Nicole Jeong
Oct 03, 2014 Nicole Jeong rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is about Anne Frank's life not about her diary but it also has some parts of her diary. The style of book is totally different from other book. This book include a lot of picture which support the explanation. It was really interesting. I could imagine minutely. In this book you can see some pictures about Anne and her family. It also shows some historical maps, letters and important places(prison, class).
In this book you can also see what happened to Jews who were discriminated by
Arien Bencosme
May 30, 2014 Arien Bencosme rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For the book Beyond The Diary of Anne Frank I would say that it was very informational in many ways.It told me a lot about after and before the war. So before the war Anne Franks family was very peaceful and had a great life.I liked this book because of the information now i know about what happen to Anne Franks family before and after WW2.I recommend this book to people who enjoy the feeling of relief and power.
Lisa Vegan
May 12, 2007 Lisa Vegan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who’s read The Diary of Anne Frank
I love this book. It really is a special adjunct to the diary. In my opinion it makes the diary so much more interesting. Fabulous photos and background information about Anne and her family.
Mackenzie Ford
Apr 25, 2016 Mackenzie Ford rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title: Anne Frank Beyond the Diary: A Photographic Remembrance
Author: Ruud van der Rol
Illustrator: Rian Verhoeven
Genre: Photographic Essay
Theme(s): Pictorial Works, Biography, Holocaust, Jews, Juvenile Literature, Amersterdam, Anne Frank
Opening Line/Sentence: In the forty-six years since it was first published and the fifty since it was written, the diary of Anne Frank has taken on a kind of mystical quality for the adolescents who first encounter it and the adults left with its spiritual aft
Kathy Maher
Feb 02, 2017 Kathy Maher rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I remember my grandmother having a copy of Anne Franks diary and reading it before I fell asleep. This was such a horrific time in our history and to read about it through the eyes of a 14/15 year old child never ceases to amaze me. I feel we lost a wonderful person who would have made a difference to the world...but I guess she still did by her death. This is a Scholastic book so it wasn't graphic but a good read with photos. Be
Feb 16, 2017 Cheri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history, holocaust
Excellent overview of Anne Frank's life. Contains photos and background of the Frank family. Does not go into explicit details of the camps and mass killings because it is written for a younger audience.
Melissa Kearney
Dec 02, 2016 Melissa Kearney rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title: Anne Frank, Beyond the Diary: A Photographic Remembrance
Author: Ruud van der Rol & Rian Verhoeven
Genre: Photographic Essay
Theme(s): pictorial words, biography, Holocaust, Jewish people, Anne Frank
Opening line/sentence:
“In the forty-six years since it was first published and the fifty since it was written, the diary of Anne Frank has taken on a kind of mystical quality for the adolescents who first encounter it and the adults left with its spiritual aftertaste.”

Brief Book Summary:
Sarah Zablotney
Title: Anne Frank Beyond The Diary: A Photographic Remembrance
Author: Ruud van der Rol and Rian Verhoeven
Genre: Photographic essay
Theme(s): Life, Family, Death, Good versus Bad
Opening line/sentence: “Anne Frank woke at six o’clock in the morning on Friday, June 12.”
Brief Book Summary: This photographic essay is a remembrance of Anne Frank. There are photos displayed on every page starting from her life and going throughout her journey with her family. This book also provide description of the p
Teri Weaver
Feb 28, 2010 Teri Weaver rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: international
Revisiting Anne Frank’s world through the family’s extensive collection of photographs, contemporary photographs, maps, and illustrations make this a worthwhile read to discover what happened historically before, during, and after Anne’s diary was written. As this book was written by a sociologist and historian on staff at the Anne Frank House museum in Amsterdam, the text is of exceptional quality. The book is the first photobiography created by the museum. The themes of “the victim” and “the f ...more
Taylor Torgrimson
If you are looking for a very well informed book told by pictures, "Anne Frank: Beyond the Diary - A Photographic Remembrance" is the perfect book for you. The book begins with telling of the day Anne Frank got her very first diary for her thirteenth birthday. As many know there has been many books written based on Anne Frank's diary, however, this book tells her story through family photos and photos of Germany from this time. The photographic story begins with the day of Anne's birth and ends ...more
Oct 23, 2013 Jmarkat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Anne Frank: Beyond the diary is in the genre of Biography's and is intended for children ages 10-13years old the intermediate/ advanced level readers.
Anne Frank Beyond the Diary, is a book about the life of the young Jewish girl name Ann Frank who has been hiding in the secret Attic with her family for almost two years. The reason for them hiding was because Hitler was coming to take the Jewish to concentration camps. When they were discovered, Anne Frank and her family were taken to a concentra
Jul 11, 2009 Christina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’ve always thought Anne Frank: Beyond the Diary would serve as a great introduction to one the world’s most famous Holocaust victim — probably even people, in general, for someone too young to read the diary or even the diary itself. I was, and still am, fascinated by World War II, but there are so few books out there that were age-appropriate for an eight-year-old who wants to know more about the Holocaust.

It’s very ghostly seeing the pictures and knowing this was a young girl who died in such
Dec 22, 2008 cheyenne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
the plot in this book is that Anne and her family's life was great until Hitler. want to be change what the life of a Jewish person was likes.Anne and her family had to go it to hiding to try and protect there self from the Nazis. After a few years Anne and the other 2 familys got captured by the Nazis.and put in to death camps and anne andher family got slit apart.
a few connections that i have with this book is that at the end the father made sure that anne got to be a writer. even though she
Chelby Boston
May 30, 2014 Chelby Boston rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Anne Frank Beyond the Diary is the most amazing book that you could read. You might just think that it is just a girl that wrote diary entries. But it is not, it tells more about her life. When you get to the middle of the book it almost makes you cry. But I thought that the book was amazing. Although I saw the movie the book gave more details. I picked this book because I wanted to learn more about Anne Frank. When we started learning about the Holocaust, and I heard about the concentration cam ...more
The Diary of Anne Frank has been a classic of world literature for over half a century. I read the book originally when I was in High School over fifty years ago. I have always had vivid memories of the impact of that book, but with this publication, along with its hundreds of photographs, it powerfully brings back a wave of emotions about the war, this intelligent and sensitive young lady and the ordeal that the family endured. The book also is able to move away from the diary and explain in de ...more
Anne Frank: Beyond the Diary is a valuable companion book to the original diary. It consists of over one hundred pictures, many never before published, Anne's life before she was forced into hiding is explained. This captures her childhood, lively personality, friends and family. We can imagine her hopes,dreams and the photographs and excerpts from her diaries expose the worsening political situations that marked the final years of her life.

Finally there's a testimony of the people who last saw
Sep 14, 2008 Trina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a great companion to the actual diary. This is a really well done "synopsis" with pictures. I bought it for my 9 year old but I wanted to preview it first to see if she could handle it. I really liked it. There are some great pictures of the actual "secret annex" where the Frank's and their Jewish friends lived for two years during WWII. Otto Frank recreated many of the rooms as they would have looked when they lived there for the benefit of the photographers after the war was over. In real ...more
Vivian F
I really enjoyed reading the Diary of Anne Frank because it was an exciting way of learning about the Holocaust. This book's best quality was definitely the honesty, every little detail was relatable for me. I liked that the father did not take out some of the context that could have been unnecessary like Anne fighting with her mom, and her feelings about boys. I would recommend this book to everyone that hasn't read it. The book makes you feel like you were a part of the story in the Holocaust ...more
Chris Walker
Dec 10, 2013 Chris Walker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I recently visited Anne Frank's House in Amsterdam which I found terribly moving. I discovered this book in the library on my return. It is useful in putting the lives of the Franks into context with what was happening around them and their earlier history and the fate of other Jewish families. I naively used to console myself as a child after reading Anne Frank's Diary that as sad as Anne Frank's death (and that of most of her family) was so close to the end of the war that at least Anne had no ...more
Nicole G.
Anne Frank Beyond the Diary was published in collaboration with the Anne Frank house in the Netherlands; therefore, it is well-researched and has many photographs that were not published anywhere else. This book would be a great resource in tandem with Anne Frank’s diary, either as an introduction or to be read immediately afterward. I read Diary of a Young Girl a few times in my youth, sometimes for class assignments but also for personal reading, and the photos in this book of the Secret Annex ...more
For the first time ever I read this book Because I wanted to learn more about the holocaust.This books starts with great details and ends with details.All the facts are about how Ann and her family ended up in the holocaust.It starts from the begging to the end.This book is amazing.Ann frank had a great but bad life.I say this because Ann still had her family by her side for a while.But also she got caught and went to the camps.Ann frank was a very intelligent person because she wrote in her dia ...more
Oct 10, 2014 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, history
Well worth a read especially if you have read "The Diary of Anne Frank". This book explains the war and the situation in simple terms and uses a host of photos obtained from the diary and Anne's photo album.

The diary itself was a life changing read for me when I was fifteen. I have since visited many of the sites including Auchwitz-Birkenau. Reading this book now, makes it far more credible.

My favourite quote of all time is still: " spite of everything I still believe that people are real
Emily Whelchel
Dec 11, 2016 Emily Whelchel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In a sense, this is a powerful simplified version of Anne Frank's diary that children too young to read the Diary of Anne Frank can read instead.

This book contains information about life in Europe pre, during, and post war, photographs of Anne Frank and her family, and snippets of the diary.

This is haunting, and although it's simpler than the diary itself, it's still harrowing - and includes photographs of children who were starving and in concentration camps at the time. I would suggest that
Apr 22, 2008 Kate rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone reading Ms. Frank's diary
Recommended to Kate by: a librarian
This, in my mind, is an absolutely necessary companion to Anne's diary. Sometimes, as I was reading Anne's diary, I switched into a mode of thinking that it was fiction (when of course, I know it isn't). I was young and somehow didn't quite grasp the possibility yet, of such horrid things being done by fellow beings. This book really helped me to accept the actuality of these events. The photographs were extremely helpful to me (as I am a visual person) and helped me to know Anne and her family ...more
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