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Dear Kitty: Remembering Anne Frank

Synopsis
Miep Gies was an employee of the Frank family business and was one of the helpers who watched Anne grow up. It was Miep who found Anne’s diary on the floor of the hiding place after her arrest. More than 50 years after Anne Frank’s arrest, Miep Gies once again walks through the building where she used to work. She sees the bookcase that hid the entrance of the secret annexe where the family lived. Wandering through the hiding place, that was refurnished accurately for this occasion, her memories of Anne Frank come to life. Miep tells of how Anne always kept on asking about what was happening outside and of the tension inside the hiding place. She recalls how one day she saw Anne writing in her diary and then how everything ended with the arrest of the eight people in hiding.

DVD extra: THE SHORT LIFE OF ANNE FRANK (2002, 28 minutes) narrated by Jeremy Irons. A short documentary for students learning about the holocaust for the first time.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2008
Year of production
1992
Subjects
History
Keywords
Frank, Anne; Holocaust; Jews; World War II

Credits

Director
Wouter van der Sluis
Contributor
Miep Gies

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£7.99
Duration/Size
51 minutes
Year
2008

Distributor

Name

Eureka Entertainment

Email
info@eurekavideo.co.uk
Web
http://www.eurekavideo.co.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 8459 8054
Fax
020 8459 5162
Address
Unit 9, Ironbridge Close
Great Central Way
London
NW10 OUF
Notes
An independent distributor specialising in releasing classic and early/silent films on DVD, including the Masters of Cinema curated collection of classic and world cinema. Sale via retail outlets.
 

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