We All Wore Stars: Memories of Anne Frank from Her Classmates

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St. Martin's Press, Oct 18, 2011 - History - 224 pages
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In 1941, Theo Coster was a student at the Amsterdam Jewish Lyceum, one in a class of 28 Jewish children that the Nazis had segregated from the rest of the Dutch population. Among Theo's fellow students was a young Anne Frank, whose diary would later become one of the most important documents of the Holocaust. In this remarkable group portrait, Coster and five of his fellow classmates gather their personal stories and memories of Anne. The accounts collected here do not just help us to rediscover Anne Frank. They also stand on their own as remarkable stories of ingenuity and survival during the Holocaust--from Albert Gomes de Mesquita, who hid in ten different towns across Europe--to Hannah Goslar, who experienced the horrors of Bergen-Belsen but also made a miraculous reconnection with Anne days before her death.


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User Review  - MerryMeerkat - LibraryThing

I've always loved the Diary of Anne Frank so when I saw this book I knew I had to read it. I was expecting a book full of stories of Anne. What I got was a book of the stories of the classmates of ... Read full review

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User Review  - kp9949 - LibraryThing

I received this book through Early Reviewers. Having always been interested in WWII especially in Europe and the Anne Frank story, I was thrilled to receive this book. I found it a little plodding ... Read full review


prologue The Birth of an Idea
part 1 A New School Age Thirteen
part 2 Going Underground Age Fourteen
part 3 After the War Age Seventeen
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Theo Coster was a classmate and friend of Anne Frank at the Amsterdam Jewish Lyceum. A toymaker and game designer, he is executive producer of the documentary film The Classmates of Anne Frank. Coster has lived in Tel Aviv since 1955.

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