The Diary of a Young Girl

Mon 02 September 2019 by Thejaswi Puthraya

"The Diary of a Young Girl" is the diary of Anne Frank, a teen who was captured in 1944 along with her family by the Nazis as they were hiding in Amsterdam.

The diary starts a few weeks before her family's escape to a warehouse where they hide for 2 years. Aged 13 when she started penning her entries, the book leaves a moving and disturbing picture of human behaviour as the families in hiding fought hunger, unhygenic conditions, loneliness and each other.

Their only contact with the outside world was a radio that relayed news of the Allies. The progress of the Allies brought them hope but news of stiff resistance would bring gloom upon the inhabitants of the warehouse.