History Book Club (The Diary of a Young Girl)
The History Book Club will be meeting in-person and on Zoom on Thursday, May 25 at 7 pm in Room 133 by the DMV at the Kimball Junction Branch. The selection for this meeting is The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. The e-book and audiobook are always available to check out with no waitlist on Libby and the book is also available to check out from the library. Zoom details will be provided when you register for the event.
Synopsis: In 1942, with Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, they and another family lived cloistered in the “Secret Annex” of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death. In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period. By turns thoughtful, moving, and amusing, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut short.