The Ink Drinkers’ Book Club: Anne Frank – “Diary of a Young Girl”
October 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
“In 1942, with the Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, the Franks and another family lived cloistered in the “Secret Annexe” of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death. In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period. By turns thoughtful, moving, and surprisingly humorous, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut short.”
Copies of the book may be found in the library during the preceding weeks leading up to the discussion. There is no registration, sign-up, or cost for attending. Typically, light refreshments are offered.
The Ink Drinkers always meet every second Monday of each month. No registration is required!