DescriptionAnne Frank: The Biography, originally published in 1998, still stands as the definitive account of the girl who has become "the human face of the Holocaust." Biographer Melissa Müller drew on exclusive interviews with family and friends, on previously unavailable correspondence, and on missing diary pages that she discovered to create a nuanced portrait of her famous subject. Full of revelations, Müller's richly textured narrative returned Anne Frank to history, portraying the flesh-and-blood girl unsentimentalized and so all the more affecting.
In the decade since the book appeared, much new information has come to light: letters sent by Otto Frank to relatives in America as he sought to save his family, the identity of other suspects involved in the betrayal of the Franks, and important details about the family's arrest and subsequent fate. Revised and updated, this is an indispensable volume for all those who seek a deeper understanding of Anne Frank and the brutal times in which she lived and died.