Jewish Journal


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 moving and very unique because these are the only moving images of Anne Frank,” Annemarie Bekker of the Anne Frank House was quoted as saying.

The film was taken during a family wedding about a year before the Franks went into hiding in 1942. They were discovered by the Nazis in 1944 and Frank was deported to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where she died at age 15. Her posthumously published diary has sold millions of copies and been translated into dozens of languages.



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