When the war began, she was only a little girl. When it ended, she was the voice of a generation... A compassionate and sensitive televisual portrait of the Holocaust's greatest diarist.
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 Otto Frank (2 episodes, 2001)
Hannah Taylor Gordon ...
 Anne Frank (2 episodes, 2001)
Tatjana Blacher ...
 Edith Hollander-Frank (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Auguste Rottgen-van Pels (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Various Characters (2 episodes, 2001)
Jessica Manley ...
 Margot Frank (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Miep Gies (2 episodes, 2001)
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When the war began, she was only a little girl. When it ended, she was the voice of a generation... A compassionate and sensitive televisual portrait of the Holocaust's greatest diarist.

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There's more to the diary then what meets the eye. See more »

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Hannah Taylor Gordon's siblings appear as extras. See more »

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The German guards in the camp watchtower are equipped with post-war Russian DHSK machine-guns. See more »

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Anne Frank: 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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Version of The Diary of Anne Frank (1987) See more »

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The Battle for Humanity
22 May 2001 | by (Eatontown, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

This TV mini-series shows us the horrors resulting from the cold, clinical meeting dramatized in HBO's film CONSPIRACY.

But beyond the horrors, this film is a touching presentation of the events behind the book THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK and goes far beyond the stage play and film of that title. Anne, her friends, her family, and her world are depicted before, during, and after the long, hopeful, but futile hiding in an attic. Various forms of the monstrosities of humans who forget their humanity are pitted against the perseverance of people who maintain their humanity.

This film should be seen in conjunction with CONSPIRACY, SCHINDLER'S LIST, VOYAGE OF THE DAMNED and other films that vividly show us what happened at a time when the human race was supposedly at a very highly civilized point. Such films show what horrors the human race can create when we forget who and what we are -- human.

We should see such horrors so that we do not forget. As the old saying goes, he who forgets the past...


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