History Literature / TheDiaryOfAYoungGirl

4th Jun '17 7:49:34 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* DownerEnding: Of those who hid in the Annex, only Otto Frank survived the Holocaust.

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* DownerEnding: Of those who hid in the Annex, [[SoleSurvivor only Otto Frank survived the Holocaust.Holocaust]].
16th May '17 3:28:50 AM Omeganian
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* BulkBuyOnly: One entry had them getting several buckets of strawberries.
9th May '17 1:33:03 PM StevieWillShowYou
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One of the most famous and memorable accounts of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust, ''The Diary of a Young Girl'' or ''Het Achterhuis'' in the original Dutch, was the title given to the edited version of the diaries of Anne Frank (1929 - 1945), a German Jewish school girl living in Amsterdam. In 1942, Anne was given a diary notebook for her 13th birthday. By that point, [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany Germany had already invaded]] and occupied the Netherlands for two years. At first, the Franks tried to live out the occupation, but as UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's genocidal intentions began to show, Anne's father Otto built a secret shelter in the building where he worked. (By that point, the borders were closed and travel for Jews was so tightly regulated that leaving Amsterdam would have been impossible.) On 6 July 1942, Anne's sister Margot received relocation orders to enter a [[BlatantLies "work"]] camp and the Franks, along with the Van Pels family and another Jewish friend, immediately moved into the Secret Annex.

The rest of the diary chronicles the next two years of Anne's life in the cramped Annex along with her seven co-fugitives. The daily routine consisted of absolute silence during the day, since the business was still running below them, blissfully unaware. There was relatively more freedom (though they still were not allowed to leave the building) during the night. Their only contact with the outside was a contraband radio and a few co-conspirators who brought them the weekly supplies.

As human nature would dictate, locking eight people in half of a townhouse under such stressful situations [[CabinFever meant that each of the occupants immediately proceeded to get on everyone else's nerves]]. The Diary abounds with morbidly funny tales of the occupants arguing over rations, radio channels, people's cooking, and in one memorable story, a low scale campaign over bathroom privileges (any small mistake, like a toilet flushing at the wrong time, could get everyone killed).

On top of the domestic melodrama, Anne also poured into the diary the teenage rebellion that she could never act on, her confusion over puberty and budding sexuality, her deepest thoughts and philosophy, and her romance with the handsome Peter van Pels. The diary sometimes can sound like the writing of any teenage girl (albeit a very insightful and interesting girl with very good diction and writing skills) if you forget the whole stranded-in-the-Nazi-heartland thing.

The last entry in the Diary was written on 1 August 1944. Three days later, the Grüne Polizei stormed the Annex. Anne was sent to Auschwitz, then the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where she died of typhus in February or March 1945, about a month before the camp was liberated.

Only Otto Frank survived Auschwitz and returned to Amsterdam. Miep Gies managed to save all of Anne's papers from the ransacked house. It was first published in Dutch in 1947 and translated to English in 1952, and has never left the public consciousness since. If you pull someone out of a crowd and ask them to name a Holocaust victim, you'll probably get Anne Frank.

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One of the most famous and memorable accounts of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust, ''The Diary of a Young Girl'' or ''Het Girl''[[note]]''Het Achterhuis'' in the original Dutch, Dutch[[/note]] was the title given to the edited version of the diaries of Anne Frank (1929 - 1945), (19291945), a Jewish German Jewish school girl living in Amsterdam. In 1942, Anne was given a diary notebook for her 13th birthday. By that point, [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany Germany had already invaded]] and occupied the Netherlands for two years. At first, the Franks tried to live out the occupation, but as UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's the genocidal intentions began to show, intent of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and the Nazis became clear, Anne's father Otto built a secret shelter in the building where he worked. (By that point, the country's borders were closed and travel for Jews was so tightly regulated that regulated; leaving Amsterdam would have been impossible.) On 6 the 6th of July 1942, Anne's sister Margot received relocation orders to enter a [[BlatantLies "work"]] camp and the camp. The Franks, along with the Van Pels family and another Jewish friend, immediately moved into what would become known as the Secret Annex.

The rest of the Anne's diary chronicles the next two years of Anne's her life in the cramped Annex along with her seven co-fugitives. fellow fugitives. The daily routine consisted of absolute silence during the day, since the business was still running below them, blissfully unaware. unaware of the Annex or its occupants. There was relatively more freedom (though they still were not allowed to leave the building) during the night. night, though they could not leave the building at all. Their only contact with the outside was a contraband radio and a few co-conspirators who brought them the weekly supplies.

As human nature would dictate, locking eight people in half of a townhouse under such stressful situations [[CabinFever meant that each of the occupants immediately proceeded to get on everyone else's nerves]]. The Diary diary abounds with morbidly funny tales of the occupants arguing over rations, radio channels, and people's cooking, and in one memorable story, a low scale campaign cooking. They even argued over bathroom privileges (any privileges, since any small mistake, like mistake--such as a toilet flushing at the wrong time, could time--could get everyone killed).

killed.

On top of the domestic melodrama, Anne also poured into the diary wrote about the teenage rebellion that she could never act on, her confusion over puberty and budding sexuality, her deepest thoughts and philosophy, and her romance with the handsome Peter van Pels. The diary can sometimes can sound like the writing of any teenage girl (albeit a very girl, albeit an insightful and interesting girl with very good excellent diction and writing skills) skills, if you forget the whole stranded-in-the-Nazi-heartland thing.

hiding-from-the-Nazis situation.

The last entry in the Diary diary was written on 1 the 1st of August 1944. Three days later, the Grüne Polizei stormed the Annex. Everyone inside was sent to a concentration camp; Anne herself was sent to Auschwitz, then the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, Bergen-Belsen, where she died of typhus in February or March 1945, about 1945--about a month before the that camp was liberated.

Only Of those who lived in the Annex, only Otto Frank survived Auschwitz and returned to Amsterdam. Miep Gies managed to save all of Anne's papers from the ransacked house. It The book was first published in Dutch in 1947 and 1947, then translated to English in 1952, and it has never left the public consciousness since. If you pull someone out of a crowd and ask them to name a Holocaust victim, you'll they will probably get name Anne Frank.



!!This novel provides examples of:

* AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame: Anyone with a passing knowledge of World War II knows exactly what's going to happen to everyone in the Secret Annex before reading the diary.
* AloneInACrowd: Even though Anne has a loving family, plus lots of girlfriends and boy admirers, she still wishes for [[TrueCompanions one true friend]] she can confide her thoughts in. Her diary becomes a ReplacementGoldfish in this regard, which she calls Kitty as if it's a friend or pet cat (which she also misses once she's in the Annex).

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!!This novel provides examples of:

!! ''The Diary of a Young Girl'' includes the following tropes:

* AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame: Anyone with a passing knowledge of World War II knows exactly what's what is going to happen to everyone in the Secret Annex before reading the diary.
* AloneInACrowd: Even though Anne has a loving family, plus lots of girlfriends and boy admirers, she still wishes for [[TrueCompanions one true friend]] in whom she can confide her thoughts in. thoughts. Her diary becomes a ReplacementGoldfish in this regard, which regard; she calls it Kitty as if it's it is a friend or pet cat (which she also misses once she's she is in the Annex).



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* AwkwardlyPlacedBathtub: The Secret Annex doesn't come with a bath, though it does have running water, so they must bathe in a tin tub. However since everyone has different ideas of acceptable privacy, they all use different rooms in the house.
* BiTheWay: There are passages in the unabridged edition where Anne admits to being excited by the female body and asks to feel a friend's breasts. As mentioned below, these were cut from the original publication, though quite likely as much due to the {{Squick}} factor of her being in her early teens at the time as due to squeamishness about bisexuality.
** To be fair, her father was also one of the original editors, and it seems unlikely that he'd want so many private thoughts from his daughter to be out in the open like that.
* BookcasePassage: To hide the entrance to the Secret Annex, a bookcase is constructed across the doorway.
* {{Bowdlerise}}: Otto Frank's publication of the diary removed much of the passages about her sexuality and arguments with others in the Annexe. The cut passages were published a few years ago in an unabridged edition, which was (perhaps unsurprisingly) [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Diary_of_a_Young_Girl#Banning subject to controversy and even banning]].
* DaddysGirl: Anne adores her father while griping constantly about how her mother doesn't understand her.
* DeadpanSnarker: Anne gets her good share in.
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* DownerEnding: Only Otto Frank survived.

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%% * ApocalypticLog
* AwkwardlyPlacedBathtub: The Secret Annex doesn't did not come with a bath, though it does did have running water, so they must the occupants had to bathe in a tin tub. However since Since everyone has different ideas of acceptable privacy, they all use used different rooms in the house.
* BiTheWay: There are passages in the unabridged edition where Anne admits to being excited by the female body and asks to feel a friend's breasts. As mentioned below, these were cut from the original publication, though quite at the time, it was likely as much due to done more because of the {{Squick}} factor of her Anne being in her early teens at the time as due to rather than any squeamishness about bisexuality.
** To be fair, her father was also one of the original editors, and it seems unlikely that he'd he would want so many private thoughts from his daughter to be out in the open like that.
* BookcasePassage: To hide the entrance to the Secret Annex, a bookcase is was constructed across the doorway.
* {{Bowdlerise}}: Otto Frank's publication of the diary removed much many of the passages about her Anne's sexuality and arguments with others in the Annexe. Annex. The cut passages were later published a few years ago in an unabridged edition, which was (perhaps unsurprisingly) [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Diary_of_a_Young_Girl#Banning subject to controversy and even banning]].
* DaddysGirl: Anne adores adored her father while griping father, but griped constantly about how her mother doesn't didn't understand her.
* DeadpanSnarker: Anne gets her got a good share in.
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* DownerEnding: Only Of those who hid in the Annex, only Otto Frank survived.survived the Holocaust.



* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: Anne writes how she's not in love with Peter; she's just wants to [[JustFriends spend more time with him for companionship]]. Then a few paragraphs later she'll be gushing over how much she's in love with him.
%% * MiseryLit: An archetypal one.

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* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: Anne writes how she's she is not in love with Peter; she's just wants to [[JustFriends spend more time with him for companionship]]. Then a few paragraphs later she'll be gushing over how much she's in love with him.
%% * MiseryLit: An archetypal one.
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* ThePollyanna: Towards the end of her diary, where she has already been stuck in the annex for years and experienced much of the horrors of WWII, Anne writes that she still believes that humans are generally good.
* TheStateless: All the refugees are stateless since the Nazis stripped them from their German citizenships.
* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs: In an early entry (June 20, 1942) Anne writes: "it seems to me that neither I--nor for that matter anyone else--will be interested in the unbosomings of a 13-year-old schoolgirl."

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* ThePollyanna: Towards the end of her diary, where she has already been stuck in the annex Annex for years and experienced much of the horrors of WWII, Anne writes writes:
--> It's really a wonder
that she I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believes believe that humans people are generally good.
really good at heart.
* TheStateless: All of the refugees are stateless stateless, since the Nazis stripped them from their German citizenships.
* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs: In an early entry (June 20, 1942) (the 20th of June 1942), Anne writes: "it seems to me that neither I--nor for that matter anyone else--will be interested in the unbosomings of a 13-year-old schoolgirl."schoolgirl".


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* ADateWithRosiePalms: Some entries deal with Anne's self discovery, including a passage where she experiments with inserting various objects (such as shampoo bottles and hairbrush handles) into herself.
28th Mar '17 8:43:32 PM TotemicHero
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* ApocalypticLog

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* {{Diary}}

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* MiseryLit: An archetypal one.

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%% * MiseryLit: An archetypal one.
6th Jan '17 7:42:01 PM NWolfman
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* AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame: Most readers are told about what happens to everyone in the Secret Annex, even though they haven't read the diary.

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* AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame: Most readers are told about what happens Anyone with a passing knowledge of World War II knows exactly what's going to happen to everyone in the Secret Annex, even though they haven't read Annex before reading the diary.
18th Nov '16 11:04:30 PM TheMorlock
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* ADateWithRosiePalms: Some entries deal with Anne's self discovery, including a passage where she experiments with inserting various objects (such as shampoo bottles and hairbrush handles)into herself.

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* ADateWithRosiePalms: Some entries deal with Anne's self discovery, including a passage where she experiments with inserting various objects (such as shampoo bottles and hairbrush handles)into handles) into herself.
18th Nov '16 11:04:15 PM TheMorlock
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* ADateWithRosiePalms: Some entries deal with Anne's self discovery, including a passage where she experiments with inserting various objects (such as shampoo bottles and hairbrush handles)into herself.
3rd Oct '16 7:40:01 AM Saveelich
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The last entry in the Diary was written on 1 August 1944. Three days later, the Grüne Polizei stormed the Annex. Anne was sent to Auschwitz, then the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where she died of typhus in 1945, about a month before the camp was liberated.

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The last entry in the Diary was written on 1 August 1944. Three days later, the Grüne Polizei stormed the Annex. Anne was sent to Auschwitz, then the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where she died of typhus in February or March 1945, about a month before the camp was liberated.
27th Sep '16 12:19:07 AM JackG
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* YouTalkTooMuch: Anne has to write an essay titled "The Chatterbox" because she keeps talking in class. This becomes SeriousBusiness when she has to remain quiet for long periods of time in the Secret Annex.

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* YouTalkTooMuch: Anne has to write an essay titled "The Chatterbox" because she keeps talking in class.class (quickly followed by "An Incorrigible Chatterbox" and "Quack, Quack, Quack, said Mistress Chatterback"). This becomes SeriousBusiness when she has to remain quiet for long periods of time in the Secret Annex.
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