Goethe-Institut, HerStory Foundation to host ‘The Diary of A Young Girl’

Culture Desk

4 May, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Goethe-Institut, HerStory Foundation to host ‘The Diary of A Young Girl’

The Goethe-Institut Bangladesh in partnership with HerStory Foundation will host a digital circle reading ‘The Diary of a Young Girl’ by Anne Frank tomorrow at 07:30pm on the free digital conferencing platform ZOOM.

The choice of book is motivated by exploring literature that deals with isolation, challenging events, and uncertainty.

The event is open to all upon registration. By registration, participants will receive English and Bangla text, along with a free digital conferencing platform ZOOM link to join the event.  

To join in this event, audience has to register by filling out this form: https://forms.gle/kdRLN18e6gannz6h9.  

For information or technical support, interested audience can contact through this mobile number: +88 01774706887 or email at [email protected]

Anne Frank

Anne Frank was born in Frankfurt, Germany on June 12, 1929. Following WWI unemployment was high and poverty was severe in Germany as Adolf Hitler and his party was gaining more and more supporters. The prosecution of Jews was gaining momentum.

On July 6, 1942 Anne Frank and her family, fleeing the horrors of Nazi occupation, hid in the back of an Amsterdam warehouse for two years. She was thirteen when the family went into the Secret Annex, and in the pages of her diary she grows to be a young woman and a wise observer of human nature as well.

With unusual insight, she reveals the relations between eight people living under extraordinary conditions, facing hunger, the ever-present threat of discovery and death, complete estrangement from the outside world, and above all, the boredom, the petty misunderstandings, and the frustrations of living under such unbearable strain, in such confined quarters.

A timely story rediscovered by each new generation, The Diary of a Young Girl stands without peer. For both young readers and adults it continues to bring to life this young woman, who for a time survived the worst horror of the modern world had seen -- and who remained triumphantly and heartbreakingly human throughout her ordeal.

For those who know and love Anne Frank, The Definitive Edition is a chance to discover her anew. For readers who have not yet encountered her, this is the edition to cherish.