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The Roommate of Anne Frank The Roommate of Anne Frank

by van der Zee, Nanda

In the autumn of 1987, a small bundle containing photographs and newspaper clippings belonging to Charlotte Kaletta, was found on the Amsterdam flea market by an employee of the Anne Frank Foundation. This sensational discovery led to another set of photographs and letters among the belongings of Kaletta, a prominent character in the diary of Anne Frank. This material, including personal correspondence to Kaletta, came into the hands of well-known Dutch historian Nanda van der Zee who recreated the story of Kaletta and her lover Pfeffer. The book, De Kamergenoot van Anne Frank, which was published in The Netherlands in 1990, is now also available in English. The author corrects the image Anne Frank gave Pfeffer, in essence rehabilitates him. It is a valuable supplement to the ‘Diary’ and a correction of what we knew about Pfeffer until now. The most significant value however, lies in the author’s underlying message: that war has a total, senseless and destructive effect on everybody.

Paperback, 94 pages, Illustrated, special import. Only one copy available.

USD 19.95 / CAD 24.95

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