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Mark Anne Frank’s 70th Anniversary

Posted on: April 10, 2015

Anne Frank books14 April is the 70th anniversary of the death of Anne Frank. Many of you will already know Anne and her family hid from Nazi occupiers in Amsterdam during World War II until they were found and sent to concentration camps. During her period in hiding Anne kept a diary which was published after her death.

Each year the date is usually marked by a minute’s silence but this year is different. The Anne Frank Trust and her publisher’s Penguin Random House are inviting people to mark the date by reading an extract from her diary for one minute while recording it and then uploading it to YouTube or Tumblr. Once it’s uploaded you then need to promote it on social media by posting the link to the Anne Frank Trust Facebook or Twitter sites. Afterwards promote your video to everyone in your social network. If you don’t have access to social media you can send your video to the Anne Frank Trust siama@annefrank.org.uk instead.

If you’re not sure which piece of the diary to read there are some suggestions to pick from on the Trust’s #notsilent page which you can download. You might want to do your reading on your own, in a classroom or as a group.

We’ve got a copy of the The Diary of a Young Girl in our Learning Resources Centre and we’ve got a graded reader version Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank. There’s also a film version Anne Frank directed by Richard Dornhelm starring Hannah Taylor Gordon and Ben Kingsley.

If you’re close to London why not sign up to attend the #notsilent event at the British Library from 930-1030? There’ll been 10 readings from Anne’s diary with refreshments. Contact Siama Khan on +44 (0)20 7284 5858 to book a place.

 

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