Anne Frank

Annelies Marie "Anne" Frank was a German-born Dutch-Jewish diarist. One of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust, she gained fame posthumously with the publication of The Diary of a Young Girl, in which she documents her life in hiding from 1942 to 1944, during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II, it has been the basis for several plays and films. Born in Frankfurt, she lived most of her life in or near Amsterdam, having moved there with her family at the age of four and a half when the Nazis gained control over Germany. Born a German national, she thus became stateless. By May 1940, the Franks were trapped in Amsterdam by the German occupation of the Netherlands; as persecutions of the Jewish population increased in July 1942, the Franks went into hiding in some concealed rooms behind a bookcase in the building where Anne's father, Otto Frank, worked. From until the family's arrest by the Gestapo in August 1944, she kept a diary she had received as a birthday present, wrote in it regularly.

Following their arrest, the Franks were transported to concentration camps. In October or November 1944, Anne and her sister, were transferred from Auschwitz to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where they died a few months later, they were estimated by the Red Cross to have died in March, with Dutch authorities setting 31 March as their official date of death, but research by the Anne Frank House in 2015 suggests it is more that they died in February. Otto, the only survivor of the Franks, returned to Amsterdam after the war to find that her diary had been saved by his secretary, Miep Gies, his efforts led to its publication in 1947, it was translated from its original Dutch version and first published in English in 1952 as The Diary of a Young Girl, has since been translated into over 70 languages. Frank was born Annelies or Anneliese Marie Frank on 12 June 1929 at the Maingau Red Cross Clinic in Frankfurt, Germany, to Edith and Otto Heinrich Frank, she had Margot. The Franks were liberal Jews, did not observe all of the customs and traditions of Judaism.

They lived in an assimilated community of non-Jewish citizens of various religions. Edith and Otto were devout parents, who were interested in scholarly pursuits and had an extensive library. At the time of Anne's birth the family lived in a house at Marbachweg 307 in Frankfurt-Dornbusch, where they rented two floors. In 1931 the family moved to Ganghoferstrasse 24 in a fashionable liberal area of Dornbusch called the Dichterviertel. Both houses still exist. In 1933, after Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party won the federal election and Adolf Hitler was appointed Chancellor of the Reich, Edith Frank and the children went to stay with Edith's mother Rosa in Aachen. Otto Frank remained in Frankfurt, but after receiving an offer to start a company in Amsterdam, he moved there to organize the business and to arrange accommodations for his family, he began working at a company that sold the fruit extract pectin. Edith travelled back and forth between Aachen and Amsterdam and found an apartment on the Merwedeplein in the Rivierenbuurt neighbourhood of Amsterdam, where more Jewish-German refugees settled.

In late December 1933, Edith followed her husband together with Margot. Anne stayed with her grandmother until February; the Franks were among 300,000 Jews who fled Germany between 1933 and 1939. After moving to Amsterdam and Margot Frank were enrolled in school—Margot in public school and Anne in a Montessori school. Despite initial problems with the Dutch language, Margot became a star pupil in Amsterdam. Anne soon felt at home at the Montessori school and met children of her own age, like Hannah Goslar, who would become one of her best friends. In 1938, Otto Frank started a second company, a wholesaler of herbs, pickling salts, mixed spices, used in the production of sausages. Hermann van Pels was employed by Pectacon as an advisor about spices. A Jewish butcher, he had fled Osnabrück with his family. In 1939, Edith Frank's mother came to live with the Franks, remained with them until her death in January 1942. In May 1940, Germany invaded the Netherlands, the occupation government began to persecute Jews by the implementation of restrictive and discriminatory laws.

Otto Frank tried to arrange for the family to emigrate to the United States – the only destination that seemed to him to be viable – but Frank's application for a visa was never processed, due to circumstances such as the closing of the U. S. consulate in the loss of all the paperwork there, including the visa application. If it had been processed, the U. S. government at the time was concerned that people with close relatives still in Germany could be blackmailed into becoming Nazi spies. The Frank sisters had many friends, but with the introduction of a decree in the summer of 1941 that Jews could attend only Jewish schools, they were enrolled at the Jewish Lyceum. Anne became a friend of Jacqueline van Maarsen in the Lyceum. In April 1941, Otto took action to prevent Pectacon from being confiscated as a Jewish-owned business, he resigned as director. The company was liquidated and all assets transferred to Gies and Company, headed by Jan Gies. In December, Otto followed a simila

Beograd (band)

Beograd is a Serbian and former Yugoslav synthpop band, notable as one of the pioneers of the former Yugoslav electronic music scene. The band was formed in Belgrade on late 1980 by Slobodan Stanić "Gricko" and Ljubodrag Bubalo "Ljuba", the latter being a former member of Uliks and Rulet, influenced by Kraftwerk and Ultravox, decided to form a synth-oriented band; the two invited the Električni Orgazam keyboard player Ljubomir Đukić to join the band, but the deal fell through. During the following year, the duo was joined by Ljubodrag's brother Milan Bubalo "Mića" and Dejan Stanisavljević. In the meantime, the band had recorded their newly written material on a four-channel Teac cassette recorder. Beograd had their first live performance at the Belgrade Dadov Theatre where they performed with an additional member who had sequenced the rhythm machine behind the stage. On their latter live appearances, the band continued the trend of adding another member the U Škripcu drummer Miloš Obrenović performing in Dadov and KST.

At the time, Stanić had left the band, after a two-month break, the band continued working as a trio. Intending to replace Stanić's playing with music samples recorded by the band themselves, the band used the backing tracks on their live performances. During the Spring of 1982, the band released the first Yugoslav electronic music single, "Sanjaš li u boji" with the song "TV" as the B-side; the single, featuring Dejan Stanisavljević as the author of both music and lyrics and produced by Saša Habić, was released through Jugoton. Because it had been released in 500 copies only, the single is today considered a rarity and a collector's item. From August until November 1982, the band had been recording the material for their debut album at the PGP RTB studio V; the following year, the label released their debut album Remek depo, featuring a combination of synthpop and brass instrument-oriented soul. The album was produced by Saša Habić and featured saxophonist Paul Pignon, trumpeter Stjepko Gut and timpanist Borislav Pavićević "Bora Longa" as guest performers.

The album reached the fourth position on the Džuboks magazine top ten Yugoslav rock albums list in March 1983, remained on the top ten list for twelve weeks. After the album release, on mid-1983, Stanisavljević left the band and thus Beograd disbanded. After the Beograd disbandment, the three members continued working in similar musical directions with other bands. Slobodan Stanić, with the Defektno Efektni and Urbana Gerila members, formed the band Berlinen Strasse, influenced by the British post-punk and gothic rock scene and the German krautrock scene, performing songs with lyrics in German language; as Berlinen Strasse, with the song "Maske", the band appeared on the various artists compilation Ventilator 202 demo top 10 in 1983. The band appeared in the movie Nešto između performing the song "Achtung America". Ljubodrag Bubalo made a guest appearance on the Berlinen Strasse song "Maske" as the rhythm machine sequencer. During the same year, he had appeared as the rhythm machine sequencer on the U Škripcu second studio album O, je!, on the track "Ples žutog lista".

He formed a synthpop band Haj ` mo. Haj'mo featured Milan Bubalo on drums and rhythm machine; the two brothers, signed as the Bubalo Bros, appeared on the Bebi Dol nationwide hit single "Rudi" as drum machine programmers. Milan Bubalo joined the band Laki Pingvini, with whom he released the successful EP Šizika, released in 1983, the studio albums, Muzika za mlade, released in 1984, Striptiz, released in 1985, before the band disbandment in 1989, he had reunited with Laki Pingvini in 1994 at the unplugged festival Bez Struje, organized at the Belgrade Sava Centar, from which the recording of the unplugged version of "Šizika" appeared on the festival compilation album Bez struje, as special guests at the Delča i Slkekovi concert in March 2006, as an opening act for the Duran Duran Belgrade concert held on October of the same year. He had made guest appearances as the drum machine programmer on the U Škripcu second studio album O, je!, on the hit song "Siđi do reke", on all the tracks of the VIA Talas only studio album Perfektan dan za banana ribe, the Jakarta debut single "Amerika", all released in 1983.

Dejan Stanisavljević had worked with Du-Du-A with whom he released the 1996 album Ritual, appeared on the Bez struje compilation album with an unplugged version of the song "Era Vulgaris". He had appeared as the keyboard player on the Bebi Dol album Ruže i krv, released in 1984. Stanisavljević lived and worked in Canada as an Electronic Arts animator. In October 2011, it was announced that the German record label Anna Logue Records would release a 7" EP TV, featuring both tracks from the band's debut single, the song "Mrak", from the album Remek depo, as well as instrumental demo versions of the songs "TV" and "Mrak", recorded during the band's demo phase on ORWO cassettes. In August, 2012, the band, consisting of the original members Dejan Stanisavljević and Milan Bubalo, with the new members, Sana Garić, Igor Panić "Ziggy" and Miroslav Ćatić, holding their first per

The Other Side (Woodson book)

The Other Side is a children's picture book written by Jacqueline Woodson and illustrated by E. B. Lewis, published in 2001 by G. P. Putnam's Sons; the narrator and protagonist of the story is a young African-American girl. She lives beside a fence, her mother instructs her never to climb over to the other side. One summer, she notices a white girl on the other side of the fence; the girl seems to be lonely and is outside when it is raining. Clover decides to talk to the girl on the other side of the fence. Both girls are not allowed to cross the fence, so they decide to sit on the fence together. First, Clover's friends will not let Annie, the girl from the other side, play with them but all of the girls realize that the fence should not be there. ALA Notable SLJ Best Book Booklist Editor’s Choice 2001 Time of Wonder Award IRA Teacher’s Choices 2002 2004 Louisiana Young Reader’s Choice Award California Young Reader Medal Nominee 2003-2004 South Carolina Book Award Nominee