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David R. Gillham

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David R. Gillham is the New York Times bestselling author of City of Women. He studied screenwriting at the University of Southern California before transitioning into fiction. After moving to New York City, Gillham spent more than a decade in the book business, and he now lives with his family in Western Massachusetts. In writing this book he has spent six years researching Anne Frank and her world, immersing himself in the available material and traveling to important landmarks of her life.

Otto Frank and the Sergeant

My thanks to the Jennifer Orth-Veillon (https://www.wrath-bearingtree.com/201...) and The WWrite Blog for inviting me to contribute this article about the military service of Anne Frank's father, Otto, in the First World War, and the ironic connection it created with the man who eventually arrested the Frank family and their friends in August of 1944.
https://www.worldwar1centennial.org/i...

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“The grandpa just stares backward at a world that no longer exists, or forward at a world beyond his comprehension.”
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“Certainly she no longer thinks of the future, because every day the future proves itself to be a duplicate of the present. So instead she roots through the past.”
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“I saw your face, and I knew that I simply had to hear the sound of your voice.”
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Someday I will understand Auschwitz. This was a brave statement but innocently absurd. No one will ever understand Auschwitz. What I might have set down with more accuracy would have been: Someday I will write about Sophie's life and death, and thereby help demonstrate how absolute evil is never extinguished from the world. Auschwitz itself remains inexplicable. The most profound statement yet made about Auschwitz was not a statement at all, but a response.

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“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
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“It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.”
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“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.”
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“I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.”
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