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The Girl in the Attic

Jenny Diski, 6 March 1997

The Diary of a Young Girl 
by Anne Frank, edited by Otto Frank and Mirjam Pressler, translated by Susan Massotty.
Viking, 339 pp., £16, February 1997, 0 670 87481 7
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... I wonder if to be Jewish is to be by definition lonely in the world – not as a result of the history, but on account of the theology. If ardent young men attending the yeshiva have traditionally engaged each other in intense arguments nagging at the nicer points of interpreting the Torah, it is surely because the Jewish God is notorious for evading questions directed at him ...

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