Diary Of A Young Girl – by Anne Frank (1995)
1942 in Amsterdam - Holland has fallen to the 3rd Reich. And the jews in Amsterdam have to life with more and more restriction forced on them by the german government.
In summer 1942 the deportation of the jews to the concentration camps began – meaning only one thing: death.
The Frank family moves into the Secret Annex at an old warehouse where Anne's father used to work. They live there till autumn 1944 - when somenone tipped them to the Gestapo.
Anne Frank died in the concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen of a typhus epidemic – only one month before the camp was liberated by coalition troops...
But their story was preserved in Anne's diary...which shows the courage, the little fun and love these poeple had and the power of a free spirit in cruel times.
Winona gave a vivid performance...breathing real live into Anne – making her a real girlfriend next door to you. And thus makes it even harder...I really sobbed in the end...and the days I'm hearing this novel, I'm always in an uneasy mood...
Anne's diary is a great example that whatever happens you never can break the human spirit – thoughts are free.
And to never forget what has happend – that it's never happening again...
Go with Star Trek's IDIC-principle: Indifinite Diviserty through Indifinite Combinations.
Winona was nominated for a grammy award.
To learn more about Anne Frank please visit the great website of the Anne Frank Foundation:
Winona perfomance is also rocommended and available to buy at Anne Frank Center USA
Excerpts from the audio-novel:
These excerpts are from spring and early summer of 1944 – A time where Anne is torn between love, fear and hope as she fells in love with Peter, one of their helpers Mr. van Hoover is arrested and the coalition troops are starting their invasion at Normandie...
My grandmother is still
alive and has a lot of letters and pictures of relatives, and there's this
one particular relative who was my age (26) when she died [in the holocaust].
She was a violinist and actor - and she really looked like me. I have had
this feeling for the last eight years that she was there guiding me and helping
me with my perfomances.
Noni about the holocaust
What scares me most about
it is the seperation, even more than the deaths. It's the fact of families
Noni about the holocaust
I love it because it's
really beautiful, but I hate it because it's torn places apart, caused war
Noni about religion