Friday 2 October 2009

Anne Frank footage released on You Tube

The only existing footage of Anne Frank has been released on You Tube.

The point of focussing on Anne Frank is not because she was a saint, an extraordinary believer or something. She was just an extremely gifted and articulate girl who would have grown up to have had a successful career in whatever path she chose. And her writings open a window on a girl becoming a woman, on what it was like to be locked away in refuge. On what it is like to be shutaway as a small community of very different individuals trying to live together. The banality of many of the events against an extraordinary background of terror, disappearance, extermination, and an ever advancing war machine. Below Emma Thompson explains why her writings and remembering this individual are important.

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