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Annelies Marie

Anniversaries, hand over fist; am swimming in anniversaries. Annelies Marie, born in 1929, usually called Anne (pronounced An-na, last name Frank), would have been 88 on 12 June 2017. It’s 70 years since her iconic diary was first published. (See Life Magazine’s special issue The Diary at 70: Her Life and Her Legacy that includes a nice mention of Miep’s and my book(…)

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Another shoe drops

There seems always to be another dropped shoe in the Anne Frank world. Most recently, and thanks to my friend Eugene Manning’s sharp eye on auctions,  a copy of a child’s book of fairy tales once shared by Anne and her sister Margot. (see above photo: Anne and Margot Frank at the seaside with their(…)

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Happy Birthday Asteroid 5535 Anne Frank

Because I spent 20 years writing about WWII and the Holocaust, including two Anne Frank-related books, I never fail to notice Anne Frank’s birthday in June. It’s today. Although the clock has continued to tick for the rest of us, Anne remains frozen in time, evermore a young girl. Despite the passing of vast expanses of time since(…)

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… seen in a bookshop in Munich

This photo sent by a friend wandering through a Munich bookshop just the other day, my book about young friendship between Anne Frank and Hannah Goslar – Memories of Anne Frank, Reflections of a Childhood Friend. It’s mixed in with a general sample of works on that dark time long ago that seems to still(…)

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Hoping this film will get funding

htps://www.indom/projects/hanneli-and-anne-their-true-story/x/10470715   Out of the blue, filmmaker SALLY MEYER contacted me asking for access to HANNAH GOSLAR, Anne Frank’s best friend in childhood. After consulting with Hannah, age 86, living in Jerusalem, whose story I made into the book Memories of Anne Frank, Reflections of a Childhood Friend (Scholastic Press, TMI Publication) I connected them.(…)

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a new film in the works

Click here for Indigogo project: Hanneli and Anne – Their true story A story close to my heart! A fine filmmaker in Salt Lake City, Sally Meyer, is raising money in order to make a short film about friendship, and how it transcends time and even death. The subjects are Hannah Goslar and Anne Frank, best(…)

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stumbled on this talk I gave

This clipping was just sent to me. It’s part of a talk I gave at a community college in Maryland not very long ago. One glaring correction: Anne Frank was born in 1929, not 1919, as I state in the talk. Shame on me! Perhaps some of the impenetrable expressions on the faces in the audience rattled(…)

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MIEP‬ GIES 105th birthday

ON what would have been her 105th birthday — February 15th — remembering ‪#‎MIEP‬ GIES who risked her life for over two years to help to hide and care for ‪#‎Anne‬ Frank and her family while in hiding and saved Anne’s diary after the arrest. Blessed to be her friend for over 25 years as well as her collaborator(…)

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