Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Anne Frank and library books

From Anne Frank's diary. A Dutch friend, Miep Gies, helped shelter Anne and her family and retrieved her diary after she and the others were arrested. One of his contributions was to bring five books from the library each week.

We always long for Saturdays when our books come. Just like little children receiving a present. Ordinary people simply don't know what books mean to us, shut up here.

Later she records:

I can hardly wait for the day that I shall be able to comb through the books in the public library.

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