The Footsteps Of Anne Frank by Ernst Schnabel lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Longmans, Green & Co., 1959, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;
From the cover: The name of Anne Frank is known throughout the world. The diary which this young girl wrote while for twenty-five months she and her family were hidden in the back part of an Amsterdam office building has made her a symbol of the millions of Jews who suffered and perished like her. Anne Frank died in the concentration-camp at Belsen at the age of sixteen.
The story of Annes life before the Diarys start and of the tragedy that followed its abrupt ending has not hitherto been told. Ernst Schnabel has tracked down and interviewed almost every person now living who knew her. Annes father, sole survivor of the family, is the first witness; more than forty others add their testimony. And Anne herself speaks too, in some of her unpublished writings.
The later sections of this book are almost unbearably poignant. They reveal that after the familys betrayal to the Gestapo and transportation to the concentration-camp of Auschwitz, Annes affectionate nature still showed itself in little acts of kindness to her companions; and even when she and her sister were taken from their parents and sent to die in the hell of Belsen her shining spirit remained indomitable to the last.
Good+ in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, more heavily so at the spine ends. Leans. Previous owners’ inscription to the first blank. Pages very gently age-tanned.
Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. 8″ x 5½”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Biography category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!