Following on from my previous article, Anne Frank is identified and as in her life a diary was kept and the evidence preserved, we are given the reminder of this in the present time. Why are we meant to know of this young woman? What are we to learn from this lady? What really happened?
First to quote Wikipedia before the film of her life below.
'Annelies Marie Frank (German pronunciation: [ʔanəliːs maˈʁiː ˈʔanə ˈfʁaŋk]; Dutch pronunciation: [ʔɑnəˈlis maːˈri ˈʔɑnə ˈfrɑŋk]; 12 June 1929 – February or March 1945) was a German-born diarist and writer. She is one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Her diary,The Diary of a Young Girl, which documents her life in hiding during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II, is one of the world's most widely known books and has been the basis for several plays and films.
Born in the city of Frankfurt, Germany, she lived most of her life in or near Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Born a German national, Frank lost her citizenship in 1941 and thus became stateless. The Frank family moved from Germany to Amsterdam in the early 1930s when the Nazis gained control over Germany. By May 1940, they were trapped in Amsterdam by the German occupation of the Netherlands. As persecutions of the Jewish population increased in July 1942, the family went into hiding in some concealed rooms behind a bookcase in the building where Anne's father worked. In August 1944, the group was betrayed and transported to concentration camps. Anne and her sister, Margot, were eventually transferred to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where they allegedly died (probably of typhus) in February or March 1945, just weeks before the camp was liberated in April.
Otto Frank, the only survivor of the family, returned to Amsterdam after the war to find that Anne's diary had been saved by one of the helpers,Miep Gies, and his efforts led to its publication in 1947. It was translated from its original Dutch version and first published in English in 1952 asThe Diary of a Young Girl, and has since been translated into over 60 languages. The diary, which was given to Anne on her thirteenth birthday, chronicles her life from 12 June 1942 until 1 August 1944.'
In the following video titled Anne Frank (The Whole Story) it is written:
The following dramatization is based on Melissa Müller's biography of Anne Frank and original research and interviews by Kirk Ellis.
Some of the scenes in the film can also be found in Anne Frank, The Diary Of A Young Girl, but the film does not use the words that Anne used in her diary to express her feelings.
Peace be with you