The story of Irena Sendler, a social worker who was part of the Polish underground during World War II and was arrested by the Nazis for saving the lives of nearly 2,500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of the Warsaw ghetto.
John Kent Harrison
Marcia Gay Harden,
The façade for an entire block was built on the water in Prague for the Prinsengracht set. See more »
In the movie, the address given to the Germans of the hiding place over the telephone by the supposed informer is incorrect. The informer says the address is 263 Lindtstradt, but was actually 263 Prinsengracht. It still exists today as the Anne Frank House museum in Amsterdam. The real betrayer of the hiding place has never been revealed or proven beyond only circumstantial evidence. The informer depicted in the movie is based on the belief of Melissa Muller, who wrote the book (Anne Frank: A Biography) that the movie is largely based on. In her book "The Hidden Life of Otto Frank" by Carol Ann Lee, which was published in 2002 and revised in 2003, an entirely different theory as to the identity of the informer is presented. Officially, the identity of the actual informer that betrayed those in the hiding place has never been conclusively determined and most likely never will be, as most of those that would be able to shed more light on the subject have since died. See more »
I want to be a champion skater, and a writer. I want my picture in all the magazines. Maybe I'll be a movie star. I want to be different from all the other girls. I want to be a modern woman, I want to travel. I want to study languages - languages and history. I want to to everything. I want to...
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Let's face this fact that Anne Frank's diary is almost as well read as the Bible, Torah, and Koran. We all know about Anne Frank, the Dutch Jewish girl, who hid in the attic with her family during World War II from the Nazis. She wrote in her diary about life in the attic and how they lived under constant fear and terror. The cast has Sir Ben Kingsley as Anne's father, Otto Frank, and lone survivor. Brenda Blethyn OBE is also in the cast. It's chilling when they get to the concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen, the separation, hair-shaving, and ritual act of dehumanizing everybody there. There was no talk among them as they sat with their hair being cut off for another purpose. We know who made it and didn't. After visiting Auschwitz in 2000, I didn't feel what I supposed to feel like ghosts and hauntings which I feared the most because it drains you emotionally. Even 60 years after the Holocaust, I fear that people are forgetting about it and not learning from it. We haven't learned because there are other Anne Franks out there. It is still a haunting and chilling testament of survival and the human spirit.
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