Treasures from the attic : The Extraordinary Story of Anne Frank's Family. / Mirjam Pressler.
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- Physical Description: 1 online resource (audio file) : digital
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: Grand Haven : Brilliance Audio, 2011.
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Narrator: Sherry Adams Foster.
An old lady, an antiques dealer, dies in Basel, Switzerland. Her devoted daughter-in-law finally steels herself to do what all families must in the aftermath of a death -she heads upstairs to the attic to sort through the old lady's effects. But this wasn't just any old lady, and this wasn't just any old family house. Helene (Leni) Elias was born Helene Frank, only daughter of Alice Frank and sister of Otto Frank, who in turn was Anne Frank's father.1929 destroyed the Franks' banking business in Frankfurt; the rise of the Nazi party began to destroy their lives. Alice, the matriarch, left Germany for Switzerland in the early 30's; her four children scattered to other European capitals, but she remained the hub of their lives; they wrote (voluminously), they sent photos, they visited for summer holidays and huge family reunions, and then of course wrote about them when they got home. Alice was their Central Post Office and their Telephone Exchange, and she kept every bit...
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