Anne Frank's Holocaust

Anne Frank's Holocaust

DVD - 2015
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Anne Frank's world-famous diary comes to an abrupt end several days before she and her companions in the secret annex were arrested on August 4, 1944. This is the story of what happened next as this nameless young girl and her family were absorbed into the Nazi system of work and death camps. Through eyewitness testimony from camp survivors and historic pictures and film, the brutality and horror of Auschwitz, Sobibor and Bergen-Belsen are revealed.
Publisher: Washington, DC : National Geographic, [2015]
ISBN: 9781426348310
Branch Call Number: 940.5318
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Jul 20, 2017

I first read "The Diary of Anne Frank" more than 50 + years ago as a young teen. I believe that the amazing narrative created by such a young girl led me to read Holocaust literature and history for all the years since around 1960. This fine documentary is very poignant in showing how a "perfect storm" led to her death mere weeks before liberation of Bergen - Belsen, Germany by the British. Somehow I had always thought she died at Auschwitz. Her father, the only survivor of the eight people from the hiding place, was in Auschwitz when the Russian troops arrived. Amazingly Anne may have had a better chance of survival had she and Margot remained there, as it was more sanitary and had less typhus than Bergen - Belsen. The concept of Auschwitz as a "safer" place is difficult to understand, but all 8 had avoided selection for the gas chambers. You may already know the story , but this documentary made Anne's death even more heart rending for me. Two of her friends from Amsterdam survived concentration camps ( one tried to get food to Anne in Bergen - Belsen ) and are interviewed. All thumbs and paws up on this film!!! Kristi & Abby Tabby

Sep 11, 2016

National Geographic's excellent documentary recounts this troubling period of history.

Apr 16, 2016

The Germans today always earn my respect on one thing: They admitted what their ancestors did to Jews in the Second World Wall; they apologised; and they tried to compensate. Most importantly, they do not only say it, but also put it into action. The German Government, German historians, ..., put a museum on Anne Frank in Frankfurt. If you want to learn about Anne Frank or the holocaust on Jews in the Second World War, this DVD is a great documentary. In the documentary, the black-and-white photos on the ignorant Jewish children in the concentration camp with the well-chosen cello music behind break out hearts. (Note: There are some countries nowadays - or the governments that control those countries - still deny what they did; and worse what they have been doing!)

Mar 06, 2016

So relevant and so sad. The poignant remarks of the historians allows the viewer to discover what was lost and hopefully contributes to building a resolve whereby the refusal for something similar to occur again will grow...even though there is a good chance this is happening in some places today...

You may know the story of Anne Frank from her diary, but this documentary adds interviews with survivors who knew Anne, and adds stunning photos and historical documents. I loved the way they used the historical photos overlaid with modern photos and videos of the how the sites look today. Striking and deeply moving.

real_thing Nov 12, 2015

DEEP! REAL DEEP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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