My Name is Anne, She Said, Anne Frank

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A touching and intimate autobiography, this account recalls the author's remarkable childhood friendship with Anne Frank while attending a special school for Jewish children in Amsterdam during the late 1930s. With the story of her initial meeting and bonding with Anne Frank, Jacqueline van Maarsen's memoir recollects her family's near escape from the Netherlands only months after the Frank family went into hiding—or moved to Switzerland, as van Maarsen was lead to believe—and provides a revealing look into life under Nazi occupation. Written by a one-time friend who only discovered the truth about Anne's fate after the war ended, this memoir is a moving, firsthand recollection of a youthful friendship in the foreboding days of World War II.

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MY NAME IS ANNE, SHE SAID, ANNE FRANK: The Memoirs of Anne Frank's Best Friend

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Called "Jopie" in Anne's published diary, a childhood friend recalls her family's history as it intersected with the Franks' before, during and after the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands.Anne Frank ... Read full review


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About the author (2007)

Jacqueline van Maarsen was born in 1929 in Amsterdam, where she still lives. Since 1986 she has been lecturing on Anne Frank, and on discrimination, in schools all over the world. She is also the author of Anne Frank's Heritage.

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