Anne Frank Bibliography

Primary Sources

Frank, Anne. Anne Frank's Tales from the Secret Annex. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1984.

Collection of short stories written by Anne Frank. Suggested: have students read "Give." What does the story reveal about Anne Frank's Attitude toward other people? What is the quality of her writing. Compare it with her diary.

Frank, Anne. The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition. New York: Doubleday, 1995.

Secondary Sources

Anne Frank: A History for Today. Amsterdam: Anne Frank House.

An exhibit catalog with text to accompany the exhibit, Anne Frank: A History for Today. Copies are available from the Tampa Bay Holocaust Memorial Museum and Education Center. For teachers bringing groups to the exhibit, this catalog will be a valuable resource in preparing students for the visit.

Reader's Companion to the Diary of a Young Girl. New York: Doubleday.

A timeline, questions and answers, and a brief biography on Anne Frank and her diary.

Barnouw, David, ed. The Diary of Anne Frank: The Critical Edition, The Netherlands State Institute for War Documentation. New York: Doubleday, 1989.

Essays on the history of Anne Frank including discussion of the diary's history, the investigation into who told on the Franks and other important historical events. Also includes Anne Frank's different entries and copies of the original writings.

Epstien, Rachel S. Anne Frank. New York: Franklin Watts, 1997.

Gies, Miep with Alison Leslie Gold. Anne Frank Remembered: The Story of the Woman Who Helped to Hide the Frank Family. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1987.

Memoir of Miep Gies from perspective of a helper looking back at the war years and recounting her experiences with Otto Frank and feelings about Anne Frank and her diary after the war. The award winning video with the same name by John Blair is also a valuable teaching resource.

Hurwitz, Johanna. Anne Frank: A Life in Hiding. New York: Beech Tree Books, 1993.

Jong, Louis de. The Netherlands and Nazi Germany. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1990.

Important analysis by Dutch Jewish historian on the Dutch reactions during Nazi occupation.

Linder, Willy. The Last Seven Months of Anne Frank. New York: Anchor Books Doubleday, 1991.

Testimonies by people who say Anne Frank during the last seven months of her life in Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen.

Moore, Bob. Victims and Survivors: The Nazi Persecution of the Jews in the Netherlands, 1940-1945. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997.

One of the most thorough researched and well-written accounts of this period available in English. It includes current research and discusses various interpretations of why so high a percentage of Dutch Jews perished during World War II.

Presser, Jacob. Ashes in the Wind: The Destruction of Dutch Jewry. London: Souvenir Press, 1968.

Classic account of the destruction of Dutch Jewry during World War II.

Van der Rol, Ruud and Rian Verhoeven. Anne Frank: Beyond the Diary. New York: Puffin Books, 1995.

Excellent photo essay of Anne Frank interspersed with selections from Anne Frank's diary. This is a well-written account of Anne Frank and her world (1929-45) and is a valuable resource for teachers and students and highly recommended to any reader interested in Anne Frank.

Van Galen Last, Dick and Rolf Wolfswinkel. Anne Frank and After, Dutch Holocaust Literature in Historical Perspective. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 1996.

Introduction into the rich literature of Dutch Jewish writers during and after the Holocaust with important bibliography.

Other Memoirs and Fiction

Boas, Jacob. We are Witnesses: Five Diaries of Teenagers who Died in the Holocaust. New York: Henry Holt, 1995.

Durlacher, Gerhard. Stripes in the Sky. London: Serpent's Tail, 1991.

Fink, Ida. A Scrap of Time and Other Stories. London: Peter Owen, 1988.

Flinker, Moses. Young Moshe's Diary: The Spiritual Torment of a Jewish Boy in Nazi Europe. Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 1965.

Herzberg, Abel. Between Two Streams: A Diary from Bergen-Belsen. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997.

Hillesum, Etty. Letters from Westerbork. New York: Pantheon Books, 1986.

Mechanicus, Philip. Waiting for Death: A Diary. London: Calder & Boyars, 1968.

Minco, Marga. The Glass Bridge. London: Peter Owen, 1988.

Minco, Marga. An Empty House. London: Peter Owen, 1990.

Minco, Marga. The Fall. London: Peter Owen, 1990.

Minco, Marga. The Other Side. London: Peter Owen, 1994.

Oberski, Jona. Childhood. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1983.

Senesh, Hannah. Her Life and Diary. New York: Schocken, 1973.


Prepared for the exhibit Anne Frank: A History for Today.
© Dr. Joyce Apsel, Director of Education, Anne Frank Center USA.


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