My Name is Anne, She Said, Anne Frank

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Arcadia, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 176 pages
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Jacqueline van Maarsen's father was Dutch, her mother French; he was Jewish, she a Catholic. In 1938, after unremitting effort, he succeeded in registering his wife with the Jewish Council in Amsterdam. From that moment on, his two daughters were also considered to be Jews. Jacqueline was forced to go to a special school for Jewish children - it was there that she met Anne Frank and they immediately became friends. Unlike Anne Frank, Jacqueline van Maarsen escaped deportation thanks to her strong-willed mother who persuaded the German Registration Bureau to undo her listing as a Jew. She left the school a few months after Anne Frank went into hiding (or 'went to Switzerland', as Jacqueline believed). It was only after the war when Otto Frank, Anne's father, told her what had happened that she found out the truth about her best friend's fate.

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The book I read to research this post was My Name Is Anne, She said, Anne Frank by Jacqueline van Maarsen which is an excellent book, which I bought from a car boot sale. The lady who wrote this book ... Read full review

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User Review  - Pam - Goodreads

This book fills out the character of Anne Frank. It gives the other side to the friendship between the two girls and also shows another route taken to save a Jewish girl. Read full review


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Jacqueline van Maarsen is the author of Anne Frank's Heritage. She is a lecturer on the topics of Anne Frank and discrimination.

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