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The Footsteps of Anne Frank

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  136 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
WW2, 1st edition paperback, vg++, true
Paperback, 160 pages
Published April 7th 1972 by Macmillan (first published 1958)
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Michael David
Jul 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Schnabel reminded me of a modern-day inverted detection story: most of us know what happened to Anne, as it could be found in her diary, but Schnabel provides the details from the other important characters in Anne's life. Schnabel retraces Anne's life through the lives of the living people Anne has left after the war, and asks them of their version of her story.

Heroism is not limited to nationalities: for example, people like Johannes Kleiman, known in Anne's diary as Koopfuis were lights of g
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Lisa
Jun 22, 2018 rated it liked it
We recently visited Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, which I have wanted to do for many years. I have already ready Melissa Muller's definitive biography of Anne Frank, but wanted to read something else in homage to my childhood hero. Schnabel's book is interesting because he interviewed people in 1957 who had known Anne throughout her life, but when memories were fresher and the war only about ten years over. The play about the diary was very popular and many of those interviewed commented on it. ...more
Joana
Nov 03, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Esperava um bocadinho , mais história e mais enredo. Mas como tê-lo depois deste trágico terror?!
Apesar do sofrimento, ainda há pessoas que falam, que não se calam perante esta injustiça, há outras que se mantêm no silêncio como se nunca tivessem vivido este tempo, preferem esquecer e sofrer em silêncio.
Neste livro, encontramos 42 vozes, de pessoas que conheceram Anne Frank ou que apenas a conheciam dos campos de concentração. Foi uma pena ela ter falecido, uma criança que parecia cheia de vida,
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Dawn
Dec 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
This "companion" book to the famous diary adds context - basically highlighting just how awful Anne's life was when she reached the camps.
No matter how many things I read or see about the holocaust, it never stops being shocking. It's always beyond comprehension that such terrible things were carried out on such a huge, organised scale.
Yasmin
Dec 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I first read Anne Frank's diary I think I was about sixteen and even then I thought what an amazing human being. Much has been said about her diaries. When they first came out under the editorship of her father he made some omissions, however, subsequent editions have been published in full. More recently there has been the debate about the public access of her diary. Does copyright still apply or not? At different times there has been some debate about young people reading her diary. But t ...more
Emma
This book was an interesting read. It's said to be "the essential guide to The Diary of a Young Girl". For the most part I would actually agree with that statement. This version of the book is one of the first reprints in about 25 years, and was first published in German in 1957. Because of this the book uses the pseudonyms chosen by Anne by the people in the Annex and her Helpers, as well as many people related to her and the people she knew. This was a tad bit of a shock to me and took a littl ...more
Apoorva
Aug 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The book is about what happens to Anne after she and her family are discovered by the Nazis. But Schnabel also talks about the times – the circumstances surrounding Jews during WWII and the reactions after the war (the book was written in the late fifties). He interviews people that knew Anne, including those that kept her family in hiding. His tone is melancholy and his narrative direct. At one point, after quoting a stomach-wrenching fact, he states haplessly, “These things were done in our ti ...more
Natalie
Oct 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It's hard to find the right words to describe this book, as anyone that has read or heard of Anne Frank knows how it all ends. A well written book that interviewed people from all times of her life. In a sense it filled in the gaps and the unknown of what happened to Anne, and many others, during those horrific times.
Sean Kennedy
Jan 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book shows its age as new information has come to light since, but as the first exploration of what happened 'after the Annexe' it is indispensable. Some poignant and searing recollections from those who knew Anne before she went into hiding and how she eventually died in the camps.
Tita
Jun 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Achei um livro bastante interessante, onde temos relatos de algumas das pessoas que conheceram Anne Frank, desde a sua infância até à sua morte. E ainda com alguns relatos de sobreviventes dos campos de concentração.
Samarth
Dec 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
How can someone start a hobby of writing to kill boredom.

wonderful documentary style novel.
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