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By Anne Frank

Hiding from the Nazis within the "Secret Annexe"  of an previous workplace construction in Amsterdam, a  thirteen-year-old woman named Anne Frank grew to become a writer.  The now recognized diary of her deepest existence and  thoughts finds simply a part of Anne's tale, however.  This ebook completes the portrait of this remarkable  and gifted younger   author.

Tales from the key Annex is a  complete selection of Anne Frank's lesser-known  writings: brief tales, fables, own reminiscences,  and an unfinished novel. right here, too, are portions  of the diary initially withheld from publication  by her father. via turns fantastical, rebellious,  touching, humorous, and heartbreaking, those writings  reveal the impressive variety of Anne Frank's  wisdom and imagination--as good as her indomitable love  of existence. Anne Frank's  Tales from the key Annex is a  testaments to this decided younger woman's extraordinary  genius and to the chronic energy of the  creative spirit.

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I smiled and looked happy in return. Did he look sad or 36 SURVIVAL ARTIST angry? I adopted a noncommittal expression on my face. Was his posture friendly, hostile, or indifferent? I adapted myself to whatever it signified. Was he asking me a question or offering me a present or chiding me or giving me an order? Were his movements slow or fast and what could it mean? Was he tired or lazy or was he in a hurry? It was and is a constant struggle to interpret meaning and attitude in a world that is not made for the deaf.

Sometimes for a change it was beef stew with kasha. For dessert, there was crumb cake and tea. That was the Sabbath meal. Our weekdays were meatless and the fare was much plainer and mostly potatoes. Potatoes with herring, potatoes with borsht, potatoes with sour cream, potatoes with cabbage. In general, the Jews in Poland were so poor and ground down by economic boycotts and official anti–Semitism that the joke ran: if a Jew is seen bringing home a chicken on a weekday, someone in his family must be sick.

Then, too, Tatus may have had a premonition of a grim future for Jews. Whatever the reason, his decision to pose as somebody else saved him and his family for years to come. But even if we all had Polish identity cards, that would not have been enough for going to Warsaw, because when the Germans decided to annex western Poland, including Poznan and Lodz, they set up a formal new frontier separating Lodz from Warsaw. Now Warsaw was inside the General Government. Movement between these two territories was closely controlled.

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