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  • Dutch survivor’s diary: An Anne Frank story with a ‘happy’ ending

    October 19, 2016 | 11:02 am

    A Holocaust survivor dubbed “Rotterdam’s Anne Frank” in her native Netherlands has published her wartime diary, which she wrote while hiding in the bombed-out city. 

    “At Night I Dream of Peace,” the Dutch-language diary of 89-year-old Carry Ulreich, hit bookstores in the...

  • Anne Frank: “No Asylum” before the attic

    By Iris Mann

    August 18, 2016 | 10:08 am

    The story of how Anne Frank’s family hid in an attic before being discovered by the Nazis became well-known through the diary she wrote that was found by her father, Otto, after the war. But less is known about Otto’s prior attempts to find refuge for his family when the Nazis...

  • Anne Frank’s tree: Two Holocaust picture books

    April 27, 2016 | 8:58 am

    In 2010, the aging horse chestnut tree located outside the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam collapsed and died. The tree was 172 years old and well-known, because Anne Frank referred to it three times in her famous diary. In 1944, she wrote about her view of the “bare chestnut tree...

  • Anne Frank-signed children’s book to be auctioned

    March 17, 2016 | 2:14 pm

    A children’s book in which Anne Frank signed her name is going on the auction block in New York valued at $20,000 to $30,000.

    A “well-worn” copy of Grimm’s fairy tales owned by the Jewish teen diarist who died in the Holocaust will be auctioned May 5 through Swann Auction...

  • Debut German film on Anne Frank premiering at Berlin festival

    February 16, 2016 | 12:02 pm

    A German feature film about Anne Frank will have its world premiere at the Berlin International Film festival.

    “Das Tagebuch der Anne Frank, or the “Diary of Anne Frank,” directed by Hans Steinbichler, will be presented Tuesday in a special screening for youth at the festival,...

  • Anne Frank’s stepsister: Trump ‘acting like another Hitler’

    January 28, 2016 | 8:13 am

    The stepsister of Holocaust teen diarist Anne Frank compared Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump to Hitler.

    In an essay in Newsweek magazine published on Wednesday in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Eva Schloss, 86, also accused Trump of inciting...

  • Natalie Portman says Jewish community is too focused on the Holocaust

    August 24, 2015 | 10:36 am

    Natalie Portman has more ties to the Holocaust than some of her fans might realize. Portman’s great-grandparents were killed in Auschwitz and the Jewish actress played Anne Frank in a 1997 Broadway adaptation of “The Diary of Anne Frank.” Her latest project, a Hebrew-language...

  • Book alleges Nazi collaborator betrayed Anne Frank’s family

    April 7, 2015 | 10:19 am

    A Dutch author published a book alleging that his aunt may have told Nazi authorities where to find Anne Frank and her family.

    The allegation appeared in a biography that was published Tuesday about the Dutch resistance activist Elisabeth “Bep” Voskuijl.

    The book, coauthored by...

  • New research shows Anne Frank died earlier than believed

    April 1, 2015 | 4:43 pm

    Anne Frank died earlier than previously believed, according to new research.

    Researchers from the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam looking into the last months of the teenage diarist and her sister Margot concluded that they died in February 1945, according to a statement from the...

  • Coffee in Amsterdam with Anne Frank’s Best Friend

    By  Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    February 9, 2015 | 1:25 pm

    Next month is the 70th anniversary of the death of Anne Frank. The exact date that she died in Bergen-Belsen in 1945 is not known other than it is in the first few days of March.

    Anne Frank is the most famous victim of the holocaust, her very memory conjuring up the innocent dead...

  • Anne Frank oratorio at Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts

    January 22, 2015 | 11:40 am

    The Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts in downtown Los Angeles — which is mostly Latino, Black and Asian — might seem an odd place to find a cultural experience with Jewish overtones. But this week, the public school’s students will be raising their voices in...

  • 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.


  • 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...

  • 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


    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

    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

    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...

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