Anne Frank as we have never read her

Anne Frank as we’ve never read her

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Time for our first crush of the year, a book that sheds new light on the young Anne Frank.  

Like a dozen other authors before her – including Leïla Slimani, Lydie Salvayre and Enki Bilal – Lola Lafon was invited to choose a museum and to spend the night there in order to then be able to describe his experience through a new book from the My night at the museum collection. 

Without really being able to explain why, it was the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam that immediately imposed itself on her mind. 

On August 18, 2021, she thus spent the night in its Annex, where Anne, her parents, her sister Margot and four other Jewish illegal immigrants lived in hiding for 25 months in the hope of escaping Nazi cruelty. But as everyone knows, they were arrested in August 1944, then deported in September of the same year. 

She dreamed of becoming a writer

We have almost all read or heard of Diary of Anne Frank, which has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide. On the other hand, we know very little about the girl who wrote it. Lola Lafon will therefore tell her, tell us more about her. And the way she does it is simply magnificent. 

Through the pages, she will also come back to this famous Journal, which Anne Frank reworked and revised after learning on the radio that the diaries would be “precious testimonies” once the war was over. 

A favorite book that has already won the December price.

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