Book of the Week: The Diary of Anne Frank
June 12th is the 70th Anniversary of Anne Frank’s 13th birthday, the day she started the diary that detailed her family’s life in hiding from the Nazis during World War II.
In honor of this anniversary, ProQuest is providing a free trial of various records related to the writing and publication of Frank’s diary. You can read here about the diary’s publication and surrounding controversies.
ProQuest is also making available a database called American Jewish Newspapers, part of the Historical Newspapers collection of databases. This database provides full text access to Jewish newspapers dating back to the 1850s, including: The Jewish Advocate, American Hebrew & Jewish Messenger, The American Israelite, and Jewish Exponent. A great primary source resource for anyone interested in the life of Anne Frank, the Holocaust, Jewish immigration to America, and Jewish history! American Jewish Newspapers will be available until June 30.
You can also check out a copy of The Diary of Anne Frank from the Library’s main collection, call number DS 135.N6 F73313 1989.