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  • Malala Yousafzai and Anne Frank:  Soul Sisters

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    October 10, 2014 | 9:03 am

    There are only two religions: Love and hate: The decent and the indecent.

    Malala Yousafzai and Anne Frank could have been sisters, though Muslim and Jew.

    Children are born with only love in their hearts.  Hate is taught by the uneducate, by the indecent, or by evil adults.

    We...

  • Bringing Anne Frank to the Arab world

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 18, 2014 | 5:00 pm

    What on earth is Anne Frank doing in Gaza?

    According to Deadline.com, Croatian director Jakov Sedlar is in the midst of production on "What Does Anne Frank Mean Today?" a film that follows eight Palestinian girls as they audition for the role of Anne Frank.

    "Part drama and part...

  • ‘Hidden,’ a child’s view of the Holocaust in graphic form

    April 25, 2014 | 3:00 pm

    There are hundreds of Holocaust-themed books for children and teenagers that are written in English. Often these books are translated into various languages, but there are fewer Holocaust books originally published in German, French, Italian, or Dutch, and much less found in other...

  • Living in the shadows – the story of the Holocaust’s “Hidden Children”

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 25, 2014 | 8:23 am

    When remembering the horrors of the Holocaust, one can’t avoid thinking about the kids. Jewish children who lived in Europe during the Third Reich were forced into a grown-up perspective on life and skipped the innocence of the childhood. They did not laugh, they did not play, they...

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  • At new Anne Frank theater in Amsterdam, tragedy and fancy dinners

    March 19, 2014 | 4:47 pm

    To millions worldwide, she is a symbol of heroism and a haunting reminder of the dangers of discrimination.

    But for one Dutch entertainment firm, Anne Frank is a brand name powerful enough to merit millions of dollars in investment.

    Last week, the Amsterdam-based production...

  • Vandals destroy copies of Anne Frank’s diary in Japan

    February 21, 2014 | 11:27 am

    More than 100 copies of Anne Frank’s “Diary of a Young Girl” have been vandalized in public libraries in Japan’s capital Tokyo.

    Pages have been ripped from at least 265 copies of the diary and other related books, Japanese officials told the BBC on Thursday. It is not clear who...

  • Behind Japanese fascination with Anne Frank, a ‘kinship of victims’

    January 21, 2014 | 4:18 pm

    She speaks only Japanese and is not entirely sure what country she’s in, but 18-year-old Haruna Matsui is happy to stand in the rain for an hour with two friends to see the home of a person she has never met yet nonetheless considers her soul mate.

    “We visited Paris and Brussels,...

  • Remembering Anne Frank, BDS, mission to space and more…This week from Israel!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 23, 2013 | 12:35 pm

    A look at Israel’s most unique buildings

    Ynetnews.com turned to several leading Israeli architects and asked them to recommend specially designed building worth visiting in Israel. From the Museum of Art at Ein Harod to the Glass House in Haifa – take a glimpse at the best of the...

  • Anne Frank video game re-creates one day of hiding

    October 14, 2013 | 9:41 am

    An interactive video game will allow users to relive a day in the life of Holocaust diarist Anne Frank.

    The focus of the game, simply titled “Anne Frank,” is the day in October 1942 that the teenage Anne wrote in her diary about her fears that a worker was about to discover the...

  • Anne Frank comes to Hollywood in major new exhibit

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 13, 2013 | 12:40 pm

    A digital etching of Anne Frank’s favorite portrait of herself blown out over a large backlit wall glows above Pico Boulevard and faces the Hollywood Hills with the following quote: “This is a photograph of me as I wished I looked all the time, then I might still have a chance...

  • Anne Frank’s legacy is brought to life

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 11, 2013 | 1:21 pm

    Push past a set of double doors hidden in a corner on the second floor of the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance and suddenly the world of 1932 Frankfurt, Germany, comes clamoring to life. Street sounds clog a narrow passageway leading past a 3-D blueprint of the city,...

  • Anne Frank figure joins Madame Tussauds gallery in Vienna

    September 3, 2013 | 9:26 am

    A life-size wax figure of Holocaust diarist Anne Frank has gone on display at Madame Tussauds in Vienna.

    The display shows Anne writing in her diary at a desk in the attic of the house in Amsterdam where the teenager’s family hid from the Nazis. The diary was discovered after the...

  • Calendar Picks and Clicks: July 27-Aug. 2

    By Laura Donney

    July 24, 2013 | 4:09 pm

    SAT JULY 27

    “AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO”

    The Marx man is back. Almost. Award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante re-creates his PBS portrayal of the famous comedian. The evening will include some of the best Groucho anecdotes and songs, like “Hooray for Captain...

  • The importance of Anne Frank

    by Joe Winkler, JTA

    June 14, 2013 | 1:49 pm

    Last week was the 84th birthday of Anne Frank, as well as anniversary of the first post in her diary in which she famously wrote, “I hope I will be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone, and I hope you will be a great source of comfort...

  • Justin Bieber’s Anne Frank furor

    JTA Staff

    April 16, 2013 | 4:32 pm

    Justin Bieber, no stranger to controversy, stirred another one with his visit to the Anne Frank House.

    Bieber, visiting the Netherlands over the weekend for a concert in Arnhem, visited the landmark on Friday night for two hours. Afterward he wrote in the guestbook, “Truly...

  • Anne Frank House defends Bieber’s visit, guestbook entry

    April 15, 2013 | 7:56 am

    The Anne Frank House defended Justin Bieber's visit to the museum and his guestbook message hoping that the teen diarist "would have been a Belieber."

    "The Anne Frank House was pleased to welcome Justin Bieber to the Anne Frank House last Friday. We think it is very positive that...

  • Documents show Venezuela spying on Jewish community

    February 5, 2013 | 10:38 am

    The Venezuelan human rights group Espacio Anna Frank says its goal is to promote tolerance by teaching the life story of the teenage diarist murdered by the Nazis.

    But is there something sinister lurking behind the organization’s benevolent facade?

    SEBIN, the Venezuelan...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 28, 2013 | 10:50 am

    Never Again

    Yesterday, January 27th, the world mentioned the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This day reminds us all of the horrible, systematic death of 6 million, for no reason other than their beliefs. This day reminds us all to always remember and never forget.

    ...

  • Anne Frank’s stepsister speaks at USC and CSUN

    January 25, 2013 | 12:45 pm

    Her modesty, gracefulness and soft voice don’t suggest it, but Eva Schloss’ encounter with darkness has instilled in her a determination to tell the world her story.

    A childhood friend and, posthumously, a stepsister of Anne Frank, Schloss, now 84, recounted her Holocaust...

  • Jan 19–25, 2013

    By Ryan Torok

    January 16, 2013 | 1:39 pm

    SAT JAN 19

    YUVAL RON ENSEMBLE

    Oscar-winning composer Yuval Ron leads “Mystical Music and Dance of the Middle East.” Uniting Arabic, Jewish and Christian performers, the concert, part of the World City series at downtown’s Music Center, features songs of Sufi origin from Turkey,...

  • Brazil’s Jewish community announces creation of Anne Frank ‘educational network’

    August 17, 2012 | 10:31 am

    Brazil’s Jewish community sent directors of five Brazilian schools named after Anne Frank on a Holocaust study tour in Amsterdam.

    The study trip is the first step in the creation of an educational network, according to an announcement by CONIB, the central body representing the...

  • Anne Frank’s Hollywood dreams

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 30, 2012 | 3:34 pm

    Perhaps the greatest thing about Hollywood is its ability to inspire. Though its name connotes a city and an industry, to me, it’s also always represented an ideal. Beyond the biz and the box office, Hollywood is about a world where dreams and glamour and creativity are paramount; it...

  • Anne Frank, in her family’s eyes

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    May 23, 2012 | 5:53 pm

    Anne Frank, the single most famous name among the six million victims of the Shoah, entered the realm of history and literature with the posthumous publication of her own diary and has been used — and, some would argue, abused — by others who have depicted her on the stage and...

  • A conversation with Anne Frank’s cousin

    By Tom Tugend

    May 15, 2012 | 7:35 pm

    Generations of readers, theater patrons and movie goers have been touched and moved by “The Diary of Anne Frank,” but perhaps no one was more astonished by the adolescent girl’s deep inner life – while in hiding from the Nazis – than Anne’s father.

    “I didn’t know my...

  • Anne Frank’s Amsterdam App

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    May 8, 2012 | 8:00 am

    Hmm. I spent much of the morning in Warsaw today talking with an E-Book and App publisher about creating apps and interactive E-Books from my own writing,  on various platforms. So I am quite convinced that going mobile is the way to get around. Still, I’m somehow a little teentsy...

  • Appropriating Anne Frank

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 11, 2012 | 11:55 am

    Holocaust fatigue has given way to Holocaust farce.

    Like when an extant Anne Frank is found hiding in a modern-day attic in Shalom Auslander’s novel, “Hope: A Tragedy.” But, beware. The bright, wide-eyed heroine we met in a World War II-era diary is now a decrepit, angry old...

  • Looking into Anne Frank’s unblinking eyes

    March 22, 2012 | 11:44 am

    Is the image of Anne Frank heading in the same commercial direction as Edvard Munch’s “The Scream”?

    Munch’s Expressionist painting, once an iconic representation of horror, for years has been available as a party inflatable, an action figure mask, even a bobblehead. With the...

  • Sapling from Anne Frank’s tree to be planted at Yad Vashem

    March 22, 2012 | 11:12 am

    A sapling from the chestnut tree that Anne Frank wrote about in her diary will be planted at Yad Vashem.

    The sapling, donated by The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, was taken from the 150-year-old tree that was toppled by a storm in August 2010. A fungus and insect infestation had...

  • Anne Frank figure unveiled at Madame Tussauds in Berlin

    March 12, 2012 | 10:51 am

    Madame Tussauds in Berlin unveiled a wax figure of Anne Frank depicted sitting at her desk, pen in hand, smiling dreamily.

    The unveiling took place last week amid some criticism about including a Holocaust victim at such an unserious location, according to the Bild Zeitung,...

  • Anne Frank baptized in Mormon proxy ritual

    February 22, 2012 | 10:27 am

    Anne Frank was baptized in a Mormon proxy ritual in another case of a Holocaust victim discovered to have been baptized posthumously this month.

    The ceremony reportedly took place last weekend in a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temple in the Dominican Republic. It was...

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