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New Dutch Volume Out Now

‘Een joods kind dat weet van eeuwen heeft’ Anne Frank als vluchtelinge, schrijfster en icoon Op 22 september is de lancering van ‘Een joods kind dat weet van eeuwen heeft’. Anne Frank als vluchtelinge, schrijfster en icoon. In deze bundel wordt vanuit verschillende historische en literaire invalshoeken ingegaan op het schrijverschap van Anne Frank, de […]

Lire et écrire pour vivre: une histoire culturelle des journaux d’Anne Frank

Looking very much forward to giving this talk on 31 March (6 pm, online) at the Jeudis de l’Institut Historique Allemand in Paris. These days every new story about Anne Frank becomes world news. Most recently the much hyped cold case investigation, seeking (and stumbling) to uncover who betrayed the hiding place of Anne and […]

Jaap Meijer & the First Review of the Diaries of Anne Frank

Top Hats, Low Standards. It is the telling title of the collection of essays published in 1969 by Jaap Meijer (1912-1993), an outstanding historian of Jewish life and thought, a fierce Dutch public intellectual and a deeply troubled soul. Meijer’s collection is about Jewish life in the Netherlands during the 1930s. Each essay is a blast. […]

At the Crossroads of Bildung: Moritz Stern – Alfred Stern – Anne Frank

At the end of October 1942 Otto Frank, so his daughter reported in the revised version of her diaries, took ‘Goethe’s and Schiller’s dramas out of the large bookcase.’  Her father’s idea was, as Anne put it, ‘to read somethingfrom themout loud to me every evening. We’ve already started on Don Carlos.’ So just about four […]


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