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  • 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...

  • Punishment of Italian boys includes reading Anne Frank’s diary

    August 31, 2011 | 11:08 am

    Two middle schoolers who scrawled a swastika and “Adolf” on a wall near the Venice Jewish cemetery must read “The Diary of Anne Frank” as part of their punishment.

    The father of one of the boys contacted a local newspaper to reveal that his son had been one of the culprits in last...

  • Official from leading secular Egyptian party calls Holocaust ‘a lie’

    July 6, 2011 | 5:40 pm

    A top official with one of Egypt’s leading secular political parties called the Holocaust “a lie” and Anne Frank’s diary “a fake” in a recent interview

    Ahmed Ezz El-Arab, a vice chairman of Egypt’s liberal Wafd party, also said that the September 11 terrorist attacks were...

  • Tiki Barber compares himself to Anne Frank, gets slammed by ADL

    May 27, 2011 | 9:54 am

    The Anti-Defamation League slammed retired football player and former NBC broadcaster Tiki Barber for jokingly comparing himself to Anne Frank.

    In a recent Sports Illustrated profile, the former New York Giants’ running back discussed living with his girlfriend in the attic of his...

  • New book: Man who arrested Anne Frank served West German intelligence

    April 11, 2011 | 10:27 am

    The man who arrested the family of Anne Frank in their Amsterdam hiding place 67 years ago worked for the West German intelligence agency for years, a new book has revealed.

    SS Oberscharfuhrer Karl Josef Silberbauer, an Austrian-born Nazi, worked for the West German secret service,...

  • Dutch teen sentenced to work in Anne Frank House

    January 12, 2011 | 10:27 am

    A Dutch teenager who said in an interview that Jews should be exterminated was ordered to do community service in the Anne Frank house.

    The 18-year-old identified as Omar E. made his remarks in an interview on the Dutch-language GeenStijl website, according to DutchNews.nl.

    He was sentenced to 16 hours of community service in the memorial, which serves to remember the young diarist and the Holocaust, and works against anti-Semitism and discrimination.

  • 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 inferred sexuality in novel upsets kin

    June 22, 2010 | 3:54 pm

    The family of Anne Frank is accusing a British author for exploiting the famed diarist’s relationship with Peter van Pels for her new novel.

    In “Annexed,” Sharon Dogar created a set of diaries from Peter’s perspective detailing his time in the building with the teenage Anne, as well...

  • Memoir’s Glimpse of Anne Frank Draws Skepticism

    March 18, 2010 | 10:29 am

    From NYTimes.com:

    Frail, cold and surrounded by death, the Jewish teenager Anne Frank did her best to distract younger children from the horrors of a Nazi concentration camp by telling them fairy tales, a survivor of the camp says.

    But her account is disputed by a childhood friend...

  • Anne Frank diary resonates with Cambodians

    October 6, 2008 | 7:53 pm

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (JTA)—As a young girl in the early 1990s, Sayana Ser often spent the night cowering in fear with her family in an underground shelter her father had dug beneath their home on the outskirts of this capital city.

    Outside, marauding bands of Khmer Rouge guerrillas...

  • Photos capture numbers and words of Nazis’  Final Solution

    By Kirk Silsbee

    August 20, 2008 | 11:38 pm

    Every now and then, a momentous life chapter can be triggered by a seemingly insignificant occurrence. That's what happened to Dr. Richard Ehrlich on a plane a few years ago. The monotony of the flight was broken by skimming an issue of the International Herald Tribune. A small item...
  • A step back in time to Anne Frank’s hiding place

    By Celia Soudry

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    To experience the intense claustrophobia in which Anne Frank's family lived while hiding from the Nazis, just go to the Celebration of Books at American Jewish University this Sunday. No, not just because of the swarming crowds that will no doubt be filling the university's halls,...
  • Stark locations make perfect sets for ‘Anne Frank’ opera production

    By David Mermelstein

    April 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Few subjects resonate like the story of Anne Frank and her diary. The tale is familiar to many, yet even those who know little about the young writer's life equate her name with courage in the face of grim reality. Beyond the much-translated diary, published in various incarnations...
  • Theater: Updated ‘Anne Frank’ production shows harder side, and tears

    By Ivor Davis

    March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The Rubicon, Ventura's ambitious professional theater company, offended a small number of local Jewish theatergoers last December by putting on a musical play, "Back Home Again: A John Denver Christmas Show," a collection of the late singer's holiday songs, which not surprisingly...
  • Olmert goes to China; Hezbollah is back; Euro righties caucus; Jews get blamed again

    January 11, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Olmert Goes to China

    Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert traveled to China for talks on the Iranian nuclear threat. Monday's trip also marks 15 years of relations between the countries and seeks to expand Israel's current trade relations. Olmert's family has historic ties to China:...

  • Novel Tears Down a Sacred Shrine

    By Peter Manseau

    June 23, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    "The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank: A Novel" by Ellen Feldman (W. W. Norton & Company, $23.95).

    One of the more surprising moments in recent music history comes midway through the celebrated 1998 indie rock album, "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea," by the band Neutral Milk Hotel. Hiding in...

  • Young and Old Recall Shoah Rites

    By David Finnigan

    April 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Southern California Jews and non-Jews marked Holocaust Remembrance Day together at numerous events, including one that saw German teenagers and Jewish and Hispanic schoolchildren under the same tent, listening to their peers recite the words of Anne Frank.

    "It is very emotional,"...

  • Japanese Youngsters Sing Shalom

    By Michael Aushenker

    July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When Temple Beth Am of Los Angeles extended a konnichi wa during Saturday services to its Japanese visitors, they answered "Shabbat shalom."

    Small Hands, a group of Japanese goodwill ambassadors, ages 12-18, offered a cultural exchange on its July 26 visit. The Conservative synagogue...

  • Idaho Remembers Anne

    By Tom Tugend

    October 17, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Not long ago, the mention of Idaho conjured up images of neo-Nazis of the Aryan Nations goose-stepping at their forest redoubt in this Northwestern state.

    But now, Idaho will draw some more welcome attention as the home of the Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial and Park, in the heart...

  • Your Letters

    June 7, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Mideast Media Bias

    I cannot adequately express how thankful I am for your running these stories ("Is This Balanced Reporting?" May 25). I know that all the people at CAMERA who work so hard, in what is certainly a frustrating effort to counter the unbalanced reporting (especially...

  • New Aspects of Anne

    By Tom Tugend

    May 17, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Let's say it right up front: The four-hour television miniseries "Anne Frank" is the most powerful film on the Holocaust in recent memory, not excepting the fabled "Schindler's List."

    The conclusion comes as a surprise, not least to this reviewer. Who would have thought that a...

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