The Diary of Anne Frank: The Critical Edition Prepared by the Netherlands State Institute for War Documentation with a Summary of the Report by the State Forensic Science Laboratory of the Ministry of Justice compiled by H. J. J. Hardy - Anne FrankLondon: Viking, 1989, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Near Fine — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Dust wrapper lightly sunned at the spine. Previous owners' name to the first blank.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Facsimiles; Tables;
From the cover: “Anne Frank’s diary has become a mod-ern classic. It stands alone as the moving testimony of a young girl whose world collapsed around her in the nightmare of Hitler’s Final Solution. Published in the United States in 1952, Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl has been translated from the Dutch into over fifty languages, and millions of people the -world over continue to respond to her extraordinary voice.
Now The Diary of Anne Frank: The Critical Edition presents the most fascinating, comprehensive study of that diary in existence.
Prepared by the Netherlands State Institute for War Documentation, this impressive volume contains never-before-published material from the diary, and compares the three versions extant: Anne’s original entries; the diary as she herself edited it in the hiding place of the “Secret Annex"; and the version popularly known, as edited by Anne’s father, Otto Frank, and the Dutch publishing house after World War II, when they removed certain family and sexual references. Absorbing biographical information on the Frank family and the stirring sequence of events during and after their arrest add a new dimension to this moving story. Also included are results of the research into how Nazi authorities were finally informed about the Franks — after the family had been in hiding for over two years.
Every aspect of the diary — including Anne’s handwriting and the paper used — is meticulously examined, providing both compelling proof and historical affirmation of its poignant testament.
Illustrated throughout with black-and-white photographs, this anxiously awaited volume serves as an invaluable contribution to our awareness of the Holocaust and as a tribute to its author’s irrepressible spirit.”