Better than "good", Frank. That diary is so full of compassion and her book's written while Jews were generally demonized and stigmatized, whether by Germans or Poles (and the peoples of any nation, everywhere, continuing to a lesser degree only today. Ann's diary is more than one girl's heartfelt thoughts. It opened up the closed hearts of millions in the world to the well-taught values and compassion of the Jews.
People have asked: Why were Jews so mistreated, so stigmatized? After thinking about it most of my life, and listening to many others, its central energy seems to come from people's need to have a scapegoat, a group they can name, disparage, and, judge, as, for instance, the treatment of Negros as slaves and, later, scapegoats that routinely ended in hangings, drownings, tar-and-featherings.
Last night on PBS, I think the PBSNewsHour, one of the segments focused on the need of men to do war. War, the interviewer said, is an intricately interwoven part of Civilization.
What a horrible thought. If it's in a book, as I vaguely recall, it's one we should all read, if it's readable.