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Jacqueline van Maarsen

Jacqueline van Maarsen was born in 1929 in Amsterdam, where she still lives. She is an internationally acclaimed bookbinder whose work has won several prestigious prizes. Since 1986 she has been lecturing on Anne Frank and discrimination in schools all over the world, especially in the United States and Germany.

Ik heet Anne, zei ze, Anne Frank

Ik heet Anne, zei ze, Anne Frank

Herinneringen van Jacqueline van Maarsen

(Cossee, 2003, 215 pagina's)

‘My name is Anne,’ she said, ‘ Anne Frank’ – with these words, in 1941, an intense friendship began that lasted precisely one school year. After that, Anne Frank disappeared for good from Jacqueline van Maarsen’s life. Although Anne was her best friend, she kept quiet for a long time about their friendship. When, after the war, more and more people came forward saying they had been Anne’s friends, she felt it was time to come out with her own story.

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Je beste vriendin Anne

Je beste vriendin Anne

(Querido, 2011, 146 pagina's)

In Je beste vriendin Anne, Jacqueline van Maarsen writes about how she became friends with her classmate Anne at the Joods Lyceum in October 1941. She had no idea why Anne liked her. ‘She talks nineteen to the dozen and I don’t say much.’ But a few days later, when Anne declared that she was her best friend, Jacqueline had to agree.

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