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The Resource Searching for Anne Frank : letters from Amsterdam to Iowa, by Susan Goldman Rubin in association with the Simon Wiesenthal Center-Museum of Tolerance Library and Archives

Searching for Anne Frank : letters from Amsterdam to Iowa, by Susan Goldman Rubin in association with the Simon Wiesenthal Center-Museum of Tolerance Library and Archives

Label
Searching for Anne Frank : letters from Amsterdam to Iowa
Title
Searching for Anne Frank
Title remainder
letters from Amsterdam to Iowa
Statement of responsibility
by Susan Goldman Rubin in association with the Simon Wiesenthal Center-Museum of Tolerance Library and Archives
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Provides a glimpse of life during World War II in both the Netherlands and the United States through the correspondence of Anne Frank and her Iowa pen pals. In the fall of 1939, ten-year-old Juanita Wagner of Danville, Iowa, picked a name from a list of pen pals provided by her teacher. She chose a girl her own age who lived in Amsterdam. The girl's name was Anne Frank. Through firsthand reports and interviews with Juanita's sister, Betty, friends of both Juanita and Anne Frank, as well as never-before-published photographs, Susan Goldman Rubin weaves the story of two girls -- one in America and one in the Netherlands -- against the backdrop of pending World War II, its brutal reality, and its aftermath. In alternating chapters, Goldman Rubin describes the lives of Juanita and Anne before the war begins, then continues to tell their stories, as well as those of their sisters, Betty and Margot, as the war progresses. Juanita, Betty, and their mother witness the war from afar, aware of its presence only through radio, film clips, rationing, and watching schoolmates and friends leave for armed service. In tragic contrast, Anne, Margot, and their parents go into hiding, are discovered, and are sent to concentration camps. Only Anne's father survives. Although the girls only had the opportunity to correspond briefly, their letters and contrasting experiences offer a poignant and timely look at lives during wartime. The existing correspondence between Anne and Margot Frank and their pen pals in Iowa is on permanent display at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, California
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rubin, Susan Goldman
Dewey number
  • 940.53/18/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS135.N6
LC item number
F73556 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Museum of Tolerance (Simon Wiesenthal Center)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Frank, Anne
  • Frank, Anne
  • Jews
  • Jewish children in the Holocaust
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Wagner, Juanita
  • Heibner, Betty
  • School children
  • School children
  • Jews
  • Women
  • Netherlands
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Joden
  • 4.210
  • 7.150
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Searching for Anne Frank : letters from Amsterdam to Iowa, by Susan Goldman Rubin in association with the Simon Wiesenthal Center-Museum of Tolerance Library and Archives
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip042/2003007330.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 135-141) and index
Contents
Iowa, 1939-1940 -- Amsterdam, 1940 -- Iowa, 1940 -- Amsterdam, 1940-1941 -- Iowa, 1941 -- Amsterdam, September 1941-July 1942 -- Iowa, 1942-1943 -- Amsterdam, 1942 -- Amsterdam, 1942-1944 -- Iowa, 1943-1944 -- Holland and Poland, 1944-1945 -- Germany, 1944-1945 -- Iowa and Illinois, 1945 -- Amsterdam, 1945 -- Amsterdam, 1945-1956 -- California and Iowa, 1956-1957 -- Amsterdam, 1956-1986 -- California, 1959-Present -- Epilogue -- Postscript -- Acknowledgments -- References and resources -- Illustration credits
Control code
ocm52134603
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
144 p.
Isbn
9780810945142
Lccn
2003007330
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i0810945142
  • a747071
Label
Searching for Anne Frank : letters from Amsterdam to Iowa, by Susan Goldman Rubin in association with the Simon Wiesenthal Center-Museum of Tolerance Library and Archives
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip042/2003007330.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 135-141) and index
Contents
Iowa, 1939-1940 -- Amsterdam, 1940 -- Iowa, 1940 -- Amsterdam, 1940-1941 -- Iowa, 1941 -- Amsterdam, September 1941-July 1942 -- Iowa, 1942-1943 -- Amsterdam, 1942 -- Amsterdam, 1942-1944 -- Iowa, 1943-1944 -- Holland and Poland, 1944-1945 -- Germany, 1944-1945 -- Iowa and Illinois, 1945 -- Amsterdam, 1945 -- Amsterdam, 1945-1956 -- California and Iowa, 1956-1957 -- Amsterdam, 1956-1986 -- California, 1959-Present -- Epilogue -- Postscript -- Acknowledgments -- References and resources -- Illustration credits
Control code
ocm52134603
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
144 p.
Isbn
9780810945142
Lccn
2003007330
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i0810945142
  • a747071

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