The only surviving film footage of Anne Frank ever found

by Chaya Cikk

This is absolutely amazing surviving footage of Anne Frank. A young girl who hid from the Nazis. In 1945 she died in the Bergen Belsen Concentration Camp. There isn’t much footage left from this time period, this video is rare.

Surviving Footage

Living during World War Two was not like living in today’s world. Nobody walked around with cell phones in their pockets, being able to take pictures and videos. Footage during this time was rare. Which is why this footage is so special and unique.

Anne Frank

Anne Frank was just one of the 6 million victims of the Holocaust. She was born in the city of Frankfurt in German in 1929. After the hatred of Jews began to grow in Germany, the Frank family moved to Amsterdam, Netherlands. When Anne was only 10 years old World War Two broke out.

In 1940 the Nazis invaded the Netherlands and the Dutch army surrendered. Eventually, the same laws that applied to the Jews in Germany applied to the Jews in the Netherlands. They were not allowed in parks, movie theatres, schools or non-Jewish stores. Additionally, they had to start wearing the yellow Jewish Star of David.

Not long after in 1942 Anne’s family had to go into hiding. Furthermore, this is where Anne started to keep her diary. The famous diary that many of us have read parts of, This the diary that tells us of her story in hiding. Unfortunately, Anne and her family were sent to concentration camps before she could finish her writing.

Finally, Anne and her family were sent to Auschwitz Concentration Camp. She, her sister Margot and her mother went to the work camp, her father Otto to the men’s camp. Later Anne and her sister were sent to Bergen Belsen Concentration Camp, where they both died of exhaustion. Her father Otto was the only one to survive the war.

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