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“I Want to Go on Living, even after my Death”. The Biography of Anne Frank´s Diary

Literaturhaus Basel

Anne Frank dreamed of one day becoming a famous writer; however, for a long time it was difficult to envisage her diary entries becoming world literature. It is thanks to her father Otto Frank that today her diary is one of the world’s most widely read books. The only family member to survive the war, he turned the publication and distribution of Anne’s diary into his mission in life, and overcame many obstacles and setbacks along the way. But the story of his success is largely untold. “Knowledgeably and brilliantly” (WDR 5), Thomas Sparr traces the history of its reception. “Much more than just a historical document” (Welt am Sonntag)

In cooperation with the Anne Frank Fonds

Contributors and biographies
Author: Thomas Sparr
Moderation: Yves Kugelmann

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