Friday, March 12, 2010

outside the attic

“Remember,” pastel portrait by Leo Neufeld
“Remember,” pastel portrait by Leo Neufeld

 reprinted from alibi
v.19 no.10 | march 11 - 17, 2010

Outside the Attic 

Anne Frank: A History for Today

“Will I ever become a journalist or a writer?” wrote Anne Frank while her family hid from the Nazis in a secret annex in Amsterdam. “I hope so, oh I hope so very much ... ”

Though Frank died just two years later at age 15, her wish did in fact come true. Her diary, published posthumously first in 1947, has since become one of the most widely read books in the world.