Anne Frank, Her Life in Letters

by Claudia Clemente

I first encountered Anne Frank by reading her diary, when I, like her, was a voracious adolescent reader dreaming of future careers and loves.  Years later, as a new resident of Amsterdam, I was to experience another, three-dimensional, view of Anne. For the first time, the Anne Frank-Fonds has opened a public exhibit of Anne's letters and diaries and the Frank family correspondence from 1933 to 1942. "Anne Frank: Her Life in Letters" at the Amsterdam Historical Museum, reveals Anne as a giddy schoolgirl who played in the open spaces and relative freedom of Amsterdam.

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