The Anne Frank Case

The Anne Frank Case

Simon Wiesenthal's Search for the Truth

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In 1958, in Linz, Austria, demonstrators interrupted a performance of The Diary of Anne Frank, claiming that Anne Frank never existed. Determined to prove otherwise, Simon Wiesenthal, a Holocaust survivor, set out to find the Gestapo officer who arrested the Franks years before.
Publisher: New York : Holiday House, [2009], ©2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780823421091
Branch Call Number: 940.531 Ru
Description: 40 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Farnsworth, Bill


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Simon Wiesenthal is known primarily for his work in tracking down Nazi war criminals—but he also took on the challenge of identifying the SS officer who arrested Anne Frank’s family in order to prove to doubters that Anne Frank did indeed exist, and that her diary was not a fake.

Jul 25, 2010

I put this book on hold, not realizing it was a childrens' book. I looked through it, and it seemed interesting. The drawings are VERY well-done, and pleasing to the eyes.

I didn't read this book fully because I prefer biographies for adults and teens, but I would definitely recommend it for kids and tweens.


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