Hello hello, I am another girl who is completely inspired and moved by the words and strength of Anne Frank. My parents are German and Swedish in heritage, but most of my short life I have grown in a Polish town near the German border. For a long time I was tormented at school, plagued with guilt and anger at the past, being around people who have had so much tough history I felt immense shame, as well I felt disliked at some of the words I was called due to where I was from. My father introduced me to the diary of Anne Frank when I was 10 years old, and I feel this has shifted my life and brought in new perspective and insight. I was moved, Anne was so open to divine love in a time of oppression, a pillar of strength and determination. Filled with intellect and inspiration! The whole diary I read with closed breath, wishing so dearly I could help the family, stop the war, intervene and pause time. However, I can not, but I hope with all my heart that Anne's words will leave everyone with a lasting impression, and help to prevent such horrible mistakes in the future.
Today I wanted to share with you an illustrated book which sensitively retells Anne Frank's story. The pictures are very beautiful and provide visualisation to what it may have been looking in the past, what was the reality for those unfortunate. There are many scans, so if your computer cannot handle, please be warned. Illustrated by Angela Barrett and written by Josephine Poole. ( Holland, 1945Collapse )