"A shorter version of the footage was given to Anne's father, Otto Frank, by the neighbours in 1950s when they recognized the girl following the publication of Anne's diary. But it wasn't until the 1990s that the Anne Frank House contacted the married couple -- still living in the Netherlands today -- to ask whether they had a longer version."*
"'The museum has had the footage for some time, but thought YouTube would be a good platform to show the film and the other films about her life,' Annemarie Bekker, from the Anne Frank House, told The Guardian. 'It's another way to bring the life of Anne Frank to the attention of younger people, and all people worldwide.'
It has certainly done that.
The clip has already been viewed more than 330,000 [830,089] times and drawn comments from people in Argentina and Mexico."*
"Primo Levi suggested that Anne Frank is frequently identified as a single representative of the millions of people who suffered and died as she did because, 'One single Anne Frank moves us more than the countless others who suffered just as she did but whose faces have remained in the shadows. Perhaps it is better that way; if we were capable of taking in all the suffering of all those people, we would not be able to live.' In her closing message in Melissa Müller's biography of Anne Frank, Miep Gies expressed a similar thought, though she attempted to dispel what she felt was a growing misconception that 'Anne symbolises the six million victims of the Holocaust,' writing: 'Anne's life and death were her own individual fate, an individual fate that happened six million times over. Anne cannot, and should not, stand for the many individuals whom the Nazis robbed of their lives... But her fate helps us grasp the immense loss the world suffered because of the Holocaust.'"*
I mean, here we have footage from the wedding day of two people, who may well have also suffered terribly during WW2 and lived fascinating lives of their own.
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