The Anne Frank Case: Simon Wiesenthal's Search for the Truth

Determined to find definitive proof that Anne Frank s diary was authentic, Simon Wiesenthal began a five year long search for the Gestapo officer who arrested the Frank family This inspiring and suspenseful account testifies to the difference that one person s dedication can make.
The Anne Frank Case Simon Wiesenthal s Search for the Truth Determined to find definitive proof that Anne Frank s diary was authentic Simon Wiesenthal began a five year long search for the Gestapo officer who arrested the Frank family This inspiring and suspe

  • Title: The Anne Frank Case: Simon Wiesenthal's Search for the Truth
  • Author: Susan Goldman Rubin
  • ISBN: 9780823421091
  • Page: 305
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. I’ve always admired Simon Wiesenthal and the Simon Wiesenthal Center.This is a book about his life, his experiences as a young person then, after the Nazis invaded his homeland, in various concentration camps, his dedication after WWII to hunting down Nazis who participated in atrocities and bringing them to justice. He also recorded names of Nazi officers who behaved well and helped him or were otherwise less brutal than they could have been.The title of this book refers to an incident that t [...]

    2. Rather wish this had been a longer book. I recently picked up Diary of A Young Girl after meaning to read it since I saw the Anne Frank house last fall! Very short book but interesting information.

    3. I am familiar with Anne Frank and also with Simon Wiesenthal, but I had no idea that Wiesenthal had spent years tracking down the Gestapo officer who arrested Anne and all the other people who had been hiding from the Nazis on the upper floors of her father's business for over 2 years. It is a fascinating story.After having survived time in a Polish ghetto, several Nazi concentration camps and a forced march, in part because of his artistic skill was needed by the Gestapo, Simon Wiesenthal felt [...]

    4. I have sometimes wondered if people ever argued about the authenticity of Anne Frank's diary. This historical picture book helps to show that Anne Franke's story really did happen. This book really is more about Simon Wiesenthal's devotion to tracking down war criminals than just the issue of Anne Franke's Diary though. It goes beyond that one case. Wiesenthal was determined that people never forget and his passion for justice never waned.

    5. The Anne Frank CaseGoldman Rubin, S. (2009). The Anne Frank Case: Simon Wiesenthal's Search for the Truth. New York: Holiday House.0823421090Appetizer: Set in Linz, Austria, a Nazi hunter named Simon Wiesenthal seeks to prove that Anne Frank really existed and that her diary was not a forgery by finding the Gestapo officer who arrested her. As Sion commits to his search, the narrative shares his own background as he eluded death during the Holocaust. Let me be honest here. This is an important s [...]

    6. 1) Fiction twin text: Grandpa's Third Drawer by Judy Tal Kopelman, 20142) Rationale: Both of these books deal with the topic of the Holocaust. They also have a similar theme--the importance of sharing stories of the past. In The Anne Frank Case, the reader is told of a Holocaust survivor, Simon Wiesenthal, who makes it his mission to expose Nazi war crimes and bring the criminals to justice. He takes on the Anne Frank case when a play reenactment of Anne Frank's story is interrupted by Nazis who [...]

    7. Goldman, Susan Rubin. (2009). The Anne Frank Case: Simon Wiesenthal’s Search for the Truth. New York: Holiday House. 40 pp. ISBN 0-823-42109-0 (Hardcover); $18.95 Simon Wiesenthal’s name is synonymous with Nazi Hunter. Persecuted and tortured by the Nazi’s, Wiesenthal believes it is his duty to remember the people who died and to devote his life to bringing them justice. Consequently, when Wiesenthal confronts a group of neo-Nazi teens whose family and friends have brainwashed them into di [...]

    8. Okay I'm not giving this book five stars because it was written amazingly or because the pictures were awesome. (Even thought they were.) I'm giving this book five stars because of what Simon Wiesenthal did, how he survived the holocaust and was still prosecuting Nazis till he died in 2005. It shocked me that at there were still people that thought the holocaust was fake! How can that much death and destruction be fake? I mean really? I believe that Anne Frank is one of the many true cases of th [...]

    9. Simon Wiesenthal, a holocaust survivor, was disturbed to learn that the neo-nazi movement was discrediting the Anne Frank story and others like it as mere fiction, created to drum up more restitution money. Following a conversation with one of these youth, Simon felt a call to find the gestapo member who actually arrested the Frank family, as proof that the story was factual.The spare text introduces the reader to Simon and his own journey, and then to the dramatic conclusion. Simon did not seek [...]

    10. This story ought to be required reading along with Anne Frank. I had no idea that the neo Nazis were present and influential in such a short time after the war. No wonder it's so easy for holocaust deniers to get a foot hold in the public consciousness. It started almost at the same time as the Allies were still standing on the threshold of concentration camps.Thank goodness Simon Wiesenthal started gathering documentation while it was so fresh and recent. Imagine how easy it would have been to [...]

    11. When Simon Wiesenthal encounters Austrian teenagers who were convinced _The Diary of a Young Girl_ by Anne Frank was a forgery, he determines to prove them wrong by hunting down the officer who arrested the occupants of the Annex. It took him years and numerous false leads, but he found Karl Silberbauer in 1963. This is an absorbing picture book about an incident with a satisfactory ending. Because the focus of the book is Wiesenthal's life and his relentless hunt for Nazi war criminals, there i [...]

    12. Simon Wiesenthal devoted his life after WWII to finding Nazis in order to hold them accountable for their war crimes. I've always found his story fascinating, but what I didn't realize was that he spent a number of years tracking down the Gestapo that took Anne Frank away. His goal was to do so in order to obtain a confession that it occurred in order to prove that Anne Frank existed to disprove those who claimed that her story was fabricated. It's a fascinating story (spoiler: he was successful [...]

    13. Genre: Informational TextCopyright Date: 2009This informational text was written in the form of a narrative. The overall story was focused on the controversy involving the validity of Anne Frank's diary. Some people denied she ever even existed. This book explains how Simon Wiesenthal worked to prove Anne Frank did exist. It also describes Wiesenthal's amazing life story and how he found ways to work against the Nazi regime, even after the war. This book was so informative and since it is writte [...]

    14. I sat down at work to flip through this F&G (advanced unbound copy), and I got completely sucked into the story. It talks about Wiesenthal's life and work, but particularly how he managed to track down the police officer who arrested the Frank family to prove that she was indeed a real person. In an age where the number of Holocaust survivors is dwindling and the deniers are on the rise, this is an important story to tell. And this children's book does a wonderful and absorbing job of doing [...]

    15. Simon Wiesenthal survived incarceration in 12 different concentration camps and lived to the age of 96. This book tells the story of his reaction to some neo-Nazi teenagers who disrupted a play about Anne Frank, shouting that the diary was a fraud & that she'd never existed. Wiesenthal then set out to find the SS officer who'd arrested the Franks and eventually succeeded many years later. A small story that speaks volumes about Wiesenthal and his life work of bringing Nazi war criminals to j [...]

    16. Though Anne Frank is in the title and on the cover of this book, it's really about Simon Wiesenthal, who survived many brushes with death during the holocaust and went on to devote his life to showing the world what really happened to the Jews during WWII and searching for those responsible. A clever book that uses a name well known to most kids to introduce them to another important part of the holocaust story.

    17. Simon Wiesenthal survived 14 concentration camps during World War II! Twice he was in a firing line, just waiting his turn to die, when he was saved. As I was reading this, I thought that this must be artistic license and that Wiesenthal's story had to have been sensationalized. But it's true! Amazing. My only quarrel with this book is the paintings, which are admittedly beautiful but don't seem to fit the feel of the book; photos would have worked better.

    18. An amazing and very well-researched biography in picture book format about Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal. For many years Wiesenthal tried to find the officer who arrested the Frank family to prove that the Anne Frank diary was genuine. I read this book with much interest and found especially interesting the many different perspectives interwoven. As a read-aloud or in a book group, it will definitely spark much discussion.

    19. Fascinating account of Simon Wiesenthal's search for Nazi war criminals and particularly for the officer that arrested Anne Frank. In this day where there are those who want to claim the Holocaust was fiction , it's interesting to note that mentality was already at play immediately following the war. Written well for upper elementary students but enough detail for older students and adults as well.

    20. A wonderful picture book biographical story of Simon Wiesenthal, a determined man who survived 12 concentration camps to become a successful Nazi Hunter, bringing war criminals to justice. This was a fascinating read and a gimps into some of the atrocities that occurred during the World War II. I loved the informative afterward, students should make sure not to overlook this portion.

    21. Book was quite a disapointment! From whatever review I read to put this on my reading list I expected to learn how to go about handling folks who feel that the Holocaust never happened and was made up by Jews. Not so. This is a perfectly serviceable book for children on Simon Wiesenthal's life as a Holocaust survivor who worked to bring Nazis to justice.

    22. OUTSTANDING! I have had the misfortune to run into anti-Semitic hogwash in my time, sadly, even in my own (step)family; I love having the resources in this book to confront haters with the truth. This is juvenile non-fiction, but I encourage adults to read it; it is a quick read, and the resources listed in the back are the best. READ THIS BOOK!

    23. This true story of one man's quest for truth is an interesing non fiction account of WWII from a Jewish perspective. Simon Wiesenthal spends his life searching for German war criminals to bring them to justice and along the way finds proof that Anne Frank was a real, living, breathing human being worth remembering. A fine read for those wishing to catch a small glimpse into the Holocaust.

    24. I like this story: the idea that Simon Wiesenthal needed to prove that Anne Frank's diary was real (and thus, that the Holocaust happened) by tracking down the officer her arrested her. Although this book had something of a narrative form, it was also fairly dry and confusing at times. Mostly, I really don't understand why this is in a children's book format.

    25. An enormous amount of research went into this book on this lest-we-forget themed book. Some live life to serve and do the right thing and it is good that our children know and appreciate sacrifice like Simon Weisenthal's and Anne Frank's.

    26. I found this on the shelf at Powell's as I was browsing biographies written for children. I enjoyed reading this book for the background it gave on Simon Wiesenthal. I thought it too much for child readers, however.

    27. Simon Wiesanthal searches for the officer who arrested Anne Frank in the 50s after he overhears young people believing Neo-Nazis that the Anne story is fiction. This book is the story of how the great Nazi hunter was able to locate the officer. Good story and one I had never heard of before.

    28. So wait someone thought the story of Anne Frank was fake? Hey this book sounds really interestingNote how I got sucked in AGAIN. Chalk up another one to the Holocause Books I Didn't Need To Read But Did And I Almost Cried List.

    29. This book gives a narrative of what happened to Anne Frank. Simon wants to know the truth of what happened. She searches through the evidence to find what happened. I think this is an alternative to reading the chapter book.

    30. Really interestiing. I did not know there was this theory that Anne was never real and just jewish propaganda to exagerate nazi crimes Really interesting story of Simon Wiesenthal too and what a life and he was born one year before my Grandma!

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