Anne Frank. A Light in the Dark by Tamara Hollingsworth

By Tamara Hollingsworth

Anne Frank's diary has turn into probably the most broadly learn books on the planet. Readers will find out about Anne as she went into hiding from the Nazi celebration during this nonfiction identify. via shiny pictures, informational textual content, timelines, and a word list of phrases, readers will detect the hardships Anne and her kin went via with the intention to steer clear of being despatched to a focus camp. This inspiring biography permits childrens to seem as much as Anne and locate wish in each scenario, simply as she did.

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Father had five brothers and one sister. The youngest brother was an emigrant to Brazil. Assembled at family gatherings, the siblings looked like replicas of each other. The brothers’ faces had strong features: identical dark hair cut short, narrow foreheads and deep-set dark blue eyes, shaded by bushy eyebrows. All of them sported butterfly-style moustaches that emphasised their fleshy, sensual lips. Seated together at a table during festive occasions, they resembled the faces found on Byzantine frescoes.

Kasia held the opposite view. ‘Each time you see a falling star, Jesus is issuing a new-born baby with a divine soul. ’ It was all very confusing. We were Jews and I was born with a Jewish soul that, according to my mother’s vague but strong insinuation, was superior and older than a Christian soul. qxd 1/28/04 10:59 PM Page 25 Before the War 25 the new-born descending and the dead ascending. God was the Supreme Controller of the cycle of birth and death. Mother’s and Kasia’s highly original and poetic preoccupation with the mystery of the Universe and God paralleled in time with Einstein’s Theory of Relativity.

Sometimes one of the men’s anger would flare to such a degree that everyone retreated to their homes. ’ THE BUSY TRAFFIC OF SOULS I could still hear the voices from Lodz. After sessions with Mary, my past would hitch a ride even on the London Underground. qxd 1/28/04 10:59 PM Page 21 Before the War 21 I glimpsed in the rush hour would trigger unexpected memories. The bearded Muslim sitting next to me conjured up Salomon, the old ‘drozkah’ coachman from Lodz who liked to muse aloud about fate, sickness and death to any chance listener, including me.

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