Mirjam Pressler's Anne Frank's Family: The Extraordinary Story of Where She PDF

By Mirjam Pressler

ISBN-10: 038553387X

ISBN-13: 9780385533874

The tale is one who is estimated via many: a relative, an previous lady who has lived within the similar domestic for a life-time, passes away, her dying prompting the inevitable job of sorting via her results through her surviving kinfolk. yet within the attic during this specific residence, a treasure trove of historical value is located. infrequently does this turn into an reality, but if Helene Elias died, not anyone might positioned a cost on what she left behind.

Helene Elias was once born Helene Frank, sister to Otto Frank, and as a result aunt to Anne Frank. Ensconced upstairs in the home she inherited from her mom, and at last handed directly to her son, blood brother Elias, Anne's cousin and formative years playmate, was once the documented legacy of the Frank kinfolk: an enormous number of pictures, letters, drawings, poems, and postcards preserved all through decades--a cache of over 6,000 files in all.
Chronicled via Buddy's spouse, Gertrude, and well known German writer Mirjam Pressler, those findings weave an indelible, attractive, and endearing portrait of the relatives that formed Anne Frank. They wrote to each other voluminously; acknowledged summer season vacation trips, and wrote approximately love and hardships. They reassured each other through the poor years and waited anxiously for information after the battle had ended. via those letters, they had fun in new lifestyles, and commemorated the thoughts of these they lost.

Anne's kin believed themselves to dull contributors of Germany's bourgeoisie. That they have been incorrect is a part of background, and we rejoice them the following with this notable account.

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Mirjam Pressler is one in all Germany's so much cherished authors. She was once the German translator of Anne Frank's diary.

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In 1888, Wilhelm ascended the throne as King of Prussia and German Emperor. By 1 9 1 3 , at the age of fifty-four, he therefore had reigned for a quarter century. During that time he had presided over affairs in a number of international crises that had threatened to bring about a European war, and in all of them war had been avoided, with Wilhelm himself in each case eventually coming down on the side of peace. The decision was his to make. The constitution of the German federation gave him the power to declare war.

Some officers in 34 E U R O P E ' S T E N S I O N S the French high command understood this. it; he had learned it at a confidential briefing of Britain's Committee of Imperial Defence in 1 9 1 1 . The reasons for it had been explained to the committee by Major General Sir Henry Wlson, Director of Military Operations at the War Office. At the end of Schlieffen's tenure as chief of staff, he composed an informal memorandum outlining for his successor how such an invasion of France through Belgium might be done.

One other point later—in the summer of 1914—assumed great importance. The increased speed of Russia's mobilization ability, and the strengthening of its armed forces, meant that in the event of war, Germany on its own might not have the ability to ward off Russia's first blow. It would have to call on Austria-Hungary to help. That was to prove a key to understanding the crisis of July 1914. In the unified German federation that Prussia had organized into a single power in the wars of the 1860s and 1870s, the armed forces played a disproportionately large role and—through it—so did the King of Prussia, who served not only as German emperor but also as military chief.

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