Tuesday, April 5, 2016

D: Diary of a Young Girl and Dearborn, Michigan

I don't know why it took me so many years to finally read Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl.  But several years ago I finally bought a copy and read it.  This year I will visit her home in Amsterdam and know that it will be an emotional journey.  So much tragedy and sadness.  

No, I couldn't sit and read it in one day as I do many books.  Knowing the end made it even harder to get through.  If you have never read it, get a copy and give it the attention it truly deserves.


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Dearborn, Michigan is a Detroit suburb.  Best known as the home of Ford Motor Company you can tour the Henry Ford Estate (currently being restored, so grounds only ) and visit Greenfield Village and the Henry Ford Museum.  See the Wright Brothers Bicycle Shop in the Village or sit in the bus ridden by Rosa Parks at the museum.

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  1. I heard plenty about Ann Frank's diary but astonishingly I haven't as yet read it

    Open Minded Mormon A-Z

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  2. We visited in 2006. It was a very emotional experience, especially for my daughter and I. My daughter was 14 at the time (about the same age as Anne) and cried in empathy. She learnt a lot about racism and prejudice on that day!

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  3. I live in the Chicago area and have heard a lot about Dearborn, MI. Looking forward to visiting some day. Thanks for the tidbits about it. There seems to be a lot to do there. (Visiting from the A to Z Challenge)

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    1. I forgot to mention a tour of the Ford Rouge plant. Definitely a lot to do.

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  4. I can't imagine what it's like to visit her home. Definitely worth reading the book right before going. It would be so much more powerful, even though they have clips of her story on the wall, I believe?

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  5. I remember reading it often in my teens; always such a poignant story. I bet it will be an emotional visit when you see her home on your visit. I just finished reading a book "Remember Us, My Journey from the Shtetl through the Holocaust" by Martin Small and Vic Shay. Riveting and so sad. For some reason I'm drawn to this particular horrific period lately and have been reading books about it.

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    1. I visited Dachau a few years ago, but after seeing a video of Auschwitz and talking to a friend from Warsaw, I have taken it of my 'to visit' list.

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  6. Don't think I ever read the actual book but we did do a play reading many years ago. I was a very sad story but then the story of the Jewish people at that time was pretty terrible anyway. Another case of man's inhumanity to man.

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  7. I read the diary many years ago. Such a sad story but proof that even a quiet short life can touch millions of people over the ages.

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  8. I have read her diary many, many times and I have visited the Anne Frank house which is sobering. be careful of the very, very steep stairs. They still have the film cards and other things pinned on the wall like Anne Frank did and I looked out the window seeing the steeple. I cried

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  9. A defining book in my life as I recall. I read it in the 7th grade. I identified with her as a young teen and felt so bad when she died.

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  10. I had Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl, back in college. I was amazed and touched by the beauty of her writing, and I wondered what she would have achieved had she lived.

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