Monday, October 05, 2009

Video of Anne Frank Surfaces on YouTube

This is, truly, remarkable.

And, heartbreaking, at the same time.

H/T to Jennifer Van Grove, over on Mashable, for the post on this;

Video of Anne Frank Surfaces on YouTube

The only existing film footage of Anne Frank has been uploaded to YouTube by the Anne Frank House. The Amsterdam museum is hoping to bring attention to Anne’s story and diaries and reach a new generation who may be unfamiliar with her story.

It happens, ever so briefly - like the snap of the fingers - at about the 9-second mark.

Considering the story of Anne Frank, what happened, not so long after this remarkable video, it's all the more heartbreaking, as Anne is doing the incredible innocuous action of simply watching a wedding party in her neighborhood.

From the YouTube description;
July 22 1941. The girl next door is getting married. Anne Frank is leaning out of the window of her house in Amsterdam to get a good look at the bride and groom. It is the only time Anne Frank has ever been captured on film. At the time of her wedding, the bride lived on the second floor at Merwedeplein 39. The Frank family lived at number 37, also on the second floor. The Anne Frank House can offer you this film footage thanks to the cooperation of the couple.

You can visit the Anne Frank House for more information

Here's the video;

Anne Frank: the only existing film images

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