The Diary of Anne Frank is one of the most important legacies of the Holocaust. In her journal, Anne documents the daily difficulties of living in hiding as well as the family dynamics and challenges of becoming an adolescent in such difficult and dangerous circumstances. However, we know much less about what happened to Anne and her family once they were caught by the Dutch Nazis.
The “unwritten” final chapter of Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl tells the story of the time between Anne Frank’s arrest and her death through the testimony of six Jewish women who survived the hell from which Anne Frank never returned.
Willy Lindwer, Dutch filmmaker and son of Jewish parents who survived the German occupation in hiding, was born in 1946 in Amsterdam. He has produced numerous documentaries for Dutch television and as part of international coproductions. His documentary about the last seven months of Anne Frank’s life was first shown on public television to mark the sixtieth anniversary of Anne Frank’s birth and won an international Emmy Award.