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Anne Frank: Life and Literature  

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The Diary of Anne Frank, 1959 

Based on the Tony award winning play rather than the book, itself, this movie won 3 Oscars. Details are slightly different than those presented in Anne's book and the film and play have both been criticized as being too optimistically presented, underplaying the horror of the events surround the story.

Anne Frank: The Whole Story, 2001
Based on a biography by Melissa Mueller, this film makes some unproven ascertions regarding the betrayal of the Annex residents, as well as the final seven months of Anne's life.  Nevertheless, the tone and continuation of the story beyond the capture make this version popular and moving.

Diary of Anne Frank, 2009
BBC - Online Mini-Series
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The newest version of the story, this series was presented in five episodes by the BBC (and aired on PBS).  The screenplay includes events not included in the original book release and focuses more specifically on Anne as a real teenager coming-of-age in a stressful situation.



Who would ever think that so much went on in the soul of a young girl? ~Anne Frank


Examine the Artifacts

Anne Frank the Writer
A joint project between the U.S. Holocaust Museum and a number of international associations dedicated to the preservation of Anne Frank's legacy, this site allows visitors to examine the works of Anne Frank in person.  View (and zoom in on) original pages from the volumes and pages of her writing produced during her years in the annex.  

The First Diary
Site maintained by a private scholar offers an interesting schematic of how Anne's original diary was arranged.  Be sure to check out other visual graphics on the site!

The Anne Frank Channel on YouTube
Visit the Anne Frank You Tube channel to view both professional and amateur tributes to this inspirational young author.

The Secret Annex Online 
Sponsored by The Anne Frank House, an organization entrusted with the care of the historical Secret Annex in Amsterdam, the site allows online visitors the opportunity to take a virtual tour or explore.  Don't forget to check out the comprehensive and interactive Anne Frank Timeline.



We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same. ~Anne Frank


Learn More About the Holocaust

The United States dedicated it's national memorial to the Holocaust in 1993.  It stands amid other important National Monuments in Washington, D.C. and "inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity."
Review the Holocaust files from the Jewish Virtual Libary, which act as an on-going material claim against the crimes of the Nazi's government during the period leading up to and during WWII. 

Children of the Holocaust Stories of Children Caught up in the Holocaust, from the Simon Weisenthal Center Museum of Tolerance. Also take time to view the U.S. Holocaust Museum's research project: Children of the Lodz Ghetto, where they are attempting to track the stories of over 13,000 Jewish school children known to be living in the Ghetto during the war. 

Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindersport 
Support site for the award winning documentary that tells the story of a child rescue effort rejected by anti-immigrationists in the United States, but ultimately carried out by citizens of Great Britian to save 10,000 children from Nazi round-ups early in the war.  Most of the children never saw their parents again.


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The Diary of Anne Frank - Anne Frank; Netherlands State Institute for War Documentation Staff (Compiled by); Arnold J. Pomerans (Translator)
ISBN: 0385240236
Publication Date: 1989-05-12

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Anne Frank: The Book, the Life, the Afterlife - Francine Prose
ISBN: 006143079X
Publication Date: 2009-09-29

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Anne Frank: Reflections on Her Life and Legacy - Hyman A. Enzer (Editor); Sandra Solotaroff-Enzer (Editor); Bernd Elias (Editor)
ISBN: 0252024729
Publication Date: 1999-12-20

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Anne Frank Remembered - Miep Gies; Alison Leslie Gold
ISBN: 0671547712
Publication Date: 1987-05-15

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Shadow Life - Barry Denenberg
ISBN: 0439416787
Publication Date: 2005-03-01

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Annexed - Sharon Dogar
ISBN: 0547501951
Publication Date: 2010-10-04


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