Because it was released in 1995, before the stream of sensational documentaries we’ve experienced in the last decade, I had never heard of the Oscar-winning documentary “ANNE FRANK REMEMBERED.”
It took a gift from my father – a book called “Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife” – to make me aware of the film. I found the two-hour film on YouTube. It’s emotional storyline, which documents the life Anne Frank lived prior to being imprisoned at Auschwitz, is powerful.
Like most, I’ve seen my share of films about Hitler and the world of beyond unthinkable horrors that his regime instituted. But, in “ANNE FRANK REMEMBERED,” by tying intimate details of her family’s day-to-day life prior to being taken by the Nazis to their day-to-day life during her imprisonment and subsequent death, this work of art becomes unforgettable.
You can find the DVD for sale HERE. Jon Blair directed the film. He also directed “SCHINDLER,” a 1983 documentary that inspired Spielberg’s “SCHINDLER”S LIST.” In his Oscar acceptance speech, Blair credited Spielberg for help in getting “ANNE FRANK REMEMBERED” made.