Rubin, Susan Goodman. The Anne Frank Case: Simon Wiesenthal's Search for the Truth
Holiday House 2009 40p 18.95 978-0-8234-2109-1 elm/ms
This account details Simon Wiesenthal's work to prove that Anne Frank really did exist, and prove wrong the propaganda put out by Neo-Nazi groups. It took him five years to find the Gestapo officer who arrested the Frank family. This account details Simon Wiesenthal's work to prove that Anne Frank really did exist. Neo-Nazi groups interrupted a performance in of the play the Diary of Anne Frank being performed in Austria, saying that the diary was a fraud. Wiesenthal had spent the years since World War II exposing the crimes of the Nazis and making sure that victims of the Holocaust were not forgotten. So he took on the task to prove that Anne Frank had really existed. It took him five years and many dead ends and false leads to find the Gestapo officer who had arrested the Frank family. This book details this search for proof.
This picture book looking volume is beautifully illustrated. Soft paintings in acrylic illustrate the text. They are powerful and portray the emotion of the text. Included is a biography of Simon Wiesenthal at the end of the volume. There is an index, glossary, and list of resources, acknowledgments, and source notes. J.Theal