Saturday, October 3, 2009

Video Footage of Anne Frank

While I was surfing through different book blogs I stumbled upon At Home With Books. They had this amazing post about Anne Frank. Apparently a couple of weeks ago the Anne Frank House posted this video footage of Anne, I guess its the only video footage that they have. To be honest I have actually never read The Diary of Anne Frank. I have a hard time reading sad stories, I've started it a few times but have never gotten through it. Anyway, below is a blurb from YouTube about the video.

July 22 1941. The girl next door is getting married. Anne Frank is leaning out of the window of her house in Amsterdam to get a good look at the bride and groom. It is the only time Anne Frank has ever been captured on film. At the time of her wedding, the bride lived on the second floor at Merwedeplein 39. The Frank family lived at number 37, also on the second floor. The Anne Frank House can offer you this film footage thanks to the cooperation of the couple.

A couple winters ago I was able to go to Germany with my brothers and sister-in-law. While there we visited the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp. This is actually the camp where Anne and her sister Margot died. They have a small headstone and memorial there. All of the building had been torn down, although there are still huge burial mounds and a pretty amazing museum. While I was there I also picked up a copy of her diary, I really should sit down and read the whole thing, she has a pretty amazing story to tell.




5 comments:

  1. I'm not sure if I've ever read The Diary of Anne Frank either. Even if I have, I don't remember it, so it'd be a good one to read again.

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  2. Wow, it was only a couple of seconds but that was amazing. I read The Diary of a Young Girl this year and really loved it.

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  3. I went to the Anne Frank House while in Amsterdam and it hit me hard. And the book isn't too shabby either.

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  4. It's been years since I've read this book but I remember thinking it was fantastic. Although very sad. It's neat to see video of her.

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  5. Very cool. Read the play in high school and I've seen a few movies. Very intriguing story.

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