A Friend Called Anne by Jacqueline van Maarsen
One girl's story of War, Peace and a unique friendship withAnne Frank

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Jacqueline van Maarsen met Anne Frank in 1941, and the two girls quickly became best friends. A Friend Called Anne details their relationship and reveals Anne as who she in fact was: a typical, fun- loving girl. The book also shares Jacqueline's own chilling experience of narrowly escaping Nazi deportation thanks to her Catholic mother. But survival meant helplessly watching Jewish friends and family disappear one by one.

With black-and-white photographs, this eloquent memoir offers a firsthand perspective on life in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, and also an intimate, humanizing remembrance of perhaps the most famous victim of the Holocaust.

 

About Jacqueline van Maarsen

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Jacqueline van Maarsen began lecturing about Anne Frank and discrimination in 1989. Carol Ann Lee has written several books about Anne Frank.
 
Published August 5, 2004 by Puffin Books. 144 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Travel. Fiction

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Though readers will learn much about Jacqueline in her own right, independent of Anne, her role as witness to Anne as a real, relatable preteen makes her account take off.

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Those familiar with Anne Frank's diary will recognize Jacqueline van Maarsen as "Jopie," Anne's best friend, whose own history is retold here (as the subtitle suggests, "One Gir

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Those familiar with Anne Frank's diary will recognize Jacqueline van Maarsen as "Jopie," Anne's best friend, whose own history is retold here (as the subtitle suggests, "One Girl's Story of War, Peace, and a Unique Friendship with Anne Frank").

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Anne's father, the only family member to survive, believed that Anne's diary must be published to let future generations know what really happened.

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