In my previous post, Anne Frank and I, Behind the Bookcase I wrote about my experience visiting Amsterdam. How I passed through a small door hidden by a bookcase. Behind that bookcase, the Franks began a life of hiding which allowed Anne to escape Nazi ideology for a time. Literature I read as a youth,
“We’re so fortunate here, away from the turmoil. We wouldn’t have to give a moment’s thought to all this suffering if it weren’t for the fact that we’re so worried about those we hold dear, whom we can no longer help. I feel wicked sleeping in a warm bed, while somewhere out there my dearest
Annexed, by Sharon Dogar. Houghton Mifflin, 2010. 337 pages. Reading Level: Young Adult, ages 12-15 Maturity Level: Ages 15-18 Bottom Line: Annexed is the fictionalized story of Peter van Pels, Anne Frank’s fellow inmate, who offers a moving account of the Holocaust for teens, but no real hope. Are you still there? Are you listening?