ABOUT ANNE FRANK
Remarkably, this is the first ever eye-witness account of the life and legacy
of Anne Frank.
Combining personal testimony, never-before-seen photos, previously undiscovered
family letters, rare archive footage (including the only known moving footage
of Anne herself) with evocative contemporary film, Anne Frank Remembered
documents the history of the Frank family focusing on the spirited girl
whose diary of her two years in hiding in Amsterdam during World War II
has sold over twenty five million copies in fifty-four languages since it
was first published in 1947.
This is the first documentary to have been made in cooperation with the
Anne Frank House in Amsterdam which gave the filmmakers unprecedented access
to its archives, research resources and the hiding place itself. For the
first time, the Anne Frank House permitted the recreation of the hiding
place as it actually was at the time that Anne Frank and seven others hid
there more than fifty years ago. Eyewitnesses from Anne's early childhood
through to the last people to see her alive in Bergen-Belsen concentration
camp return to the locations rebuilding her complete life story from her
childhood in Frankfurt and Amsterdam, her years in hiding and tragic death
just weeks before the Allied victory.
As a powerful coda to the film, Anne Frank Remembered retraces her father's
painful journey at the end of the war as he searches for his wife and children
and learns of their terrible fate. After returning to Holland, Otto Frank
devoted the rest of his life to the propagation of his daughter's message
of tolerance and hope and furthering the fight against racism, descrimination and anti-Semitism.
It is that message that is at the heart of Anne Frank Remembered. More
than a lesson in the history of the Holocaust, more than a chronicle of
the persecution of Jews during World War II, Anne Frank Remembered is the
story of an ordinary life under extraordinary circumstances -- a young girl
who, in her simple wish for unity and peace, managed to touch hearts and
inspire minds worldwide.
Other Anne Frank Related Links
ANNE FRANK ONLINE
THE SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTER
UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM
THE ANNE FRANK HOUSE
HOLOCAUST INTERNET SITES
ANNE FRANK RESOURCES
ANNE FRANK IN THE WORLD
WORLD OF OUR MOTHERS
Last modified 08-Feburary-1996.
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