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No Asylum: The Untold Chapter of Anne Frank's Story (2015)

The stunning discovery of the lost letters of Anne Frank's father, Otto reveal an unknown chapter of their family's life.


Paula Fouce




Credited cast:
Buddy Elias ... Self
Eva Schloss ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leonard Berney Leonard Berney ... Self
Jonathan Brent Jonathan Brent ... Self
Irene Butter Irene Butter ... Self
Sal de Liema Sal de Liema ... Self
Meta Doran Meta Doran ... Self
Otto Frank ... Self - Anne Frank's Father (archive footage)
Estelle Guzik Estelle Guzik ... Self
Lydia Lebovich Lydia Lebovich ... Self
Katie Otter ... Anne Frank
Thomas Rahe Thomas Rahe ... Self
Agnes Richman Agnes Richman ... Self
Rebecca Siegel Rebecca Siegel ... Self
Settela Steinbach Settela Steinbach ... Self (archiveFootage)


The stunning discovery of the lost letters of Anne Frank's father, Otto reveal an unknown chapter of their family's life.

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Excellent Documentary on the Frank Family
10 May 2020 | by waldenpond88See all my reviews

Yesterday I watched it on DVD. Being very familiar with Otto Frank's life thanks to reading Carol Ann Lee's Otto Frank biography last winter, I remembered that Otto Frank actually was living for a while in New York City working at Macy's. Wiki quote. Otto studied economics in Heidelberg from 1908 to 1909 and had a work experience placement at Macy's Department Store in New York City. However, after leaving for New York, he had to return home briefly after his father died in September 1909, before once again leaving for the United States, returning to Germany two years later in 1911. End of the Wiki quote.

Considering Otto Frank's previous work experience in the US and the fact that his friend Nathan Strauss was willing to vouch for the Frank family makes it even less understandable why the US didn't give the Frank family visas for immigration. I collect every documentary on Anne Frank and her family, so this fairly new production is a big enrichment for my growing collection.

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