Annelies Marie “Anne” Frank was a German Jewish girl who wrote a diary while in hiding with her family and four friends in Amsterdam during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II. Her family had moved to Amsterdam after the Nazis gained power in Germany but were trapped when the Nazi occupation extended into The Netherlands. As persecutions against the Jewish population increased, the family went into hiding in July 1942 in hidden rooms in Otto Frank’s office building. After two years in hiding, the group was betrayed and transported to the concentration camp system where Anne died of typhus (in Bergen-Belsen) within days of her sister, Margot, in February or March 1945. Her father, Otto, the only survivor of the group, returned to Amsterdam after the war ended, to find that her diary had been saved. Convinced that it was a unique record he took action to have it published.
the offcial teaser can be viewed here available in quicktime format. the beautiful music piece used in the teaser is taken from his famous work titled, “symphony no. 3 : the symphony of sorrowful songs” by a well-known polish composer HENRYK MIKOŁAJ GÓRECKI. but the actual film soundtrack will be composed by carlo siliotto. “dear anne – the gift of hope” will hit the theatres by next year.
- anne frank is one of 100 most influential people of the 20th century, considered by time magazine
- there’s an asteroid named after her, it’s called “5535 annefrank”