The Story of Anne Frank

@lelin1123 (15645)
Puerto Rico
February 2, 2013 4:56pm CST
I was watching the story of Anne Frank. I read the book when I was in my teens and have seen a another version of Anne Frank some years ago. I decided to watch this 2009 version last night. It was so riveting and scary all at the same time. To know that two families and a gentlemen were hiding in the attic in five rooms for two years and one month. Having to be quiet when the company downstairs was open during the day. Only having the evenings and the weekends where they could move around but never leaving that attic. Thank God for Miep Gies and her husband Jan who gave them the hiding space and supplied them with food, medicine etc.... If you haven't ever seen this movie or another version you should watch it because its real and raw history. Would you be able to hide people if God forbid something like this was to happen again? Especially knowing the fact if caught you could die. I know I would for sure because its the right thing to do even if it meant my certain death.
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@cynthiann (18631)
• Jamaica
3 Feb 13
I read this book too as a teenager and no, I have not seen the film. It was a rivetting story but about ten years ago I believe I read that her father on his release actually removed some of the entries. I don't know why but a conjecture could be because she had a crush on one of the boys who were hiding. I don't really remember. Could I hide people froma concentration camp? I sincerely think that I would do so even if it menat my dying. The late Pope John who was loved universally by people of all faiths, would issue by the dozens baptismal certificates to Polish Jews in an effort to stop them from being sent to the camps. He was a yong Prist at the time but did his best to save lives.What in interesting post!
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@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
3 Feb 13
Yes, in the movie she had a crush on the boy that was living with them. I don't remember it being stated in the book about that but you did see it in this movie version. I didn't know that about the late Pope John interesting information. Thanks.
• Thailand
3 Feb 13
wow.. this is new.. the late Pope? this is the first time I heard this information.. great one thanks. Have you seen Schindler's List... such a story....very moving...
@cynthiann (18631)
• Jamaica
3 Feb 13
@lelin. Maybe it was more than a crush and had developed into a relationship and this is why her father removed the entries? Just a thought - no proof of this but it could be possible
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@Pegasus72 (1904)
3 Feb 13
I have followed the Holocaust very close because as the world gets worse we come closer to this happening again. There are so many signs that this could happen again and so many just pretend then don't see it or don't want to be bothered with it. I just hope that there will be more people who stand up against this kind of thinking in the future.
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@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
5 Feb 13
I hope to God this never happens again. To scary to think about but I know many would stand up and not allow it. At least I hope so and I know I would.
@Pegasus72 (1904)
5 Feb 13
From what the bible says I doubt that many will do the right thing.
@Mavic123456 (7931)
• Thailand
3 Feb 13
i have seen the movie "The Diary of Anne Frank" that was really very touching.. but happy too ... thinking about it I don't think I will be able to survive... it is going to be very difficult for me.
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@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
5 Feb 13
Yes, that is the way I felt too being cooped up in an attic apartment with the windows closed and covered for two years. To much to deal with and so heartbreaking.
• Thailand
5 Feb 13
hmmmm... yes well that's what their fate as we say....
• Marikina, Philippines
3 Feb 13
I didn't know that movie at all, but because you share it here, I am now curious about that movie. It is so interesting.
@mensab (4208)
• Philippines
2 Feb 13
i read the book when i was in college. then i visited the anne frank house in amsterdam. it was all worthwhile to pay a visit to the actual house and revisit the story in the life of a child trapped in that attic. i have never watched the film. thank you for suggesting it. i think i'm going to watch it soon.
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
3 Feb 13
It is a very good movie but so heartwrenching to know what they went through living in the attic. Then worse being sent to the concentration camps to end up dying.