If Anne Frank had lived, what would she think of the fact
that her diary of the two years her family spent in hiding
from the Nazis would go on to become not only a classic
of war literature, but one of the best-read and most loved
books of all time? The Diary of Anne Frank is now handed
down from one generation to the next, and reading the
records of Anne’s emotions has become a rite of passage
for the teens of today. It has been translated into more
than fifty languages and made into a play and a movie;
a new English version, published in 1995, restored one-third more material that was cut out of the original by her father.
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