Diary
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The diary kept by Anne Frank (1929-1945) from 1942 to 1944 in her Amsterdam hiding place is one the best-known literary sources of the Holocaust. First published in the Netherlands in 1947, the notes and observations received increasing international attention from the 1950s onwards. At first the diary was read less as a document of the Holocaust than as the touching lite…

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Gross, Raphael and Robertson, Laura, “Diary”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 25 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0902>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401



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