The Diary of Anne Frank has not been out of print in English since its publication in 1952. This book was carefully edited by Anne’s father Otto Frank and published in Dutch in 1947.
The book so many of us have read over these years is a combination of all the written pages Miep Gies was able to preserve and give to Otto Frank upon his return to Amsterdam. In 1944, Anne began to edit and revise her journal entries from June of 1942 (roughly 16 months worth). The Diary of Anne Frank The Revised Critical Edition allows us to read her development as a writer through those two drafts and then see how carefully her father wove the versions together to make the book that has touched two generations of readers.
The Diary of Anne Frank
By Francis Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Adapted by Wendy Kesselman
Feb. 21-March 2
Friday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m./Sunday at 3 p.m.
John and Angeline Oremus Theater
Other notable memoirs of the European Holocaust in the library collection include:
I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years, 1942-1945 / Victor Klemperer
Letters from Westerbork / Etty Hillesum
Maus: A Survivor’s Tale / Art Spiegelman
Night / Elie Wiesel