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  • Anne Frank’s tree collapses


    August 23, 2010 | 10:55 am

    The giant chestnut tree that Anne Frank wrote about several times in her diary collapsed in stormy weather.

    The tree, at more than 150 years old, had developed a fungus that weakened it, and it fell over Monday in heavy wind and rain, according to reports. Weighing about 27 tons,...

  • Anne Frank’s biography published as graphic novel


    July 9, 2010 | 11:40 am

    A graphic novel version of Anne Frank’s biography was released in the Netherlands.

    The 160-page book, launched Friday, uses text and illustrations to tell Frank’s story and make connections between her life and historical events during the period. According to Anne Frank House...

  • Prose Rescues Anne Frank From Sainthood

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    November 11, 2009 | 8:55 pm

    Anne Frank is a unique figure in the iconography of Judaism. Of the 6 million victims of the Holocaust, her face is the only one we all know intimately and even subliminally. It has been said, and it’s perfectly true, that she has become the Jewish equivalent of a saint —...

  • Anne Frank gets a YouTube channel


    October 15, 2009 | 12:38 pm

    From CNN:

    Anne Frank, the young Jewish girl who detailed her thoughts and her family’s life while hiding in an attic from the Nazis in Amsterdam, can now be seen in rare video that has been posted on the Internet.

    The only known footage of Frank, who died in a concentration camp...


    By Gil Shefler, JTA

    October 5, 2009 | 7:21 pm

    The only known video footage of Anne Frank has been made public by the Anne Frank House Museum.

    On Friday, the museum uploaded to YouTube a 20-second video shot in 1941 in which the young diarist is briefly seen leaning out a window, the Guardian reported.

    “The footage is very...

  • Anne Frank: the only existing film images [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal.com

    October 5, 2009 | 2:52 pm

    From YouTube:

    July 22 1941. The girl next door is getting married. Anne Frank is leaning out of the window of her house in Amsterdam to get a good look at the bride and groom. It is the only time Anne Frank has ever been captured on film. At the time of her wedding, the bride lived on the second floor at Merwedeplein 39. The Frank family lived at number 37, also on the second floor. The Anne Frank House can offer you this film footage thanks to the cooperation of the couple.

  • Revisiting ‘Anne Frank’

    By Tom Tugend

    June 3, 2009 | 4:38 pm

    Anne Frank, the precocious diarist who died at 15 in Bergen-Belsen, would have been 80 years old on June 12, and Los Angeles is observing the anniversary with two events.

    On June 9, the Skirball Cultural Center will reprise George Stevens’ “The Diary of Anne Frank,” marking...

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