(Masterpieces of World Literature, Critical Edition)

Anne Frank’s diary has made her the best-known Jewish victim of the Nazis. The diary has given a human voice to the unfathomable horrors of the Holocaust. Her story of hiding in a secret annex for more than two years vividly describes a life that most readers could not imagine on their own. Above all, Frank comes through as a real and authentic girl, who in spite of her difficult situation writes about the concerns typical of any teenager. Knowing that she later died in a concentration camp, readers have a chance to mourn one of the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis.