As much as I enjoy reading biographies of great generals truth be told my initial interest in WWII stories came from encountering Anne Frank's diary when I was much, much younger. My mother owned a copy and I remember flipping through it and thinking I could finish this. I didn't have any idea what Nazis, the Holocaust and who Hitler was back then nor did I realize that there were a lot of war victims because soldiers seemed to be the focus of much of war literature. Her diary really opened me up to the realities of war, it was so personal, so human. I was just a kid when I read it and I was deeply moved especially with her next to last entries I think about it to this day. I told myself if I ever get to Germany their house/museum will be the first place I visit. Anyone ever read her diary?