Monday, October 5, 2009

The Only Existing Film Images of Anne Frank

Thanks to a no-show by Time Warner Cable on Saturday morning I was without Internet access at home all weekend so I may be the last blogger on Earth to have seen this video clip of Anne Frank. The video is believed to contain the only film images of Anne Frank. The video was uploaded to YouTube by the Anne Frank Museum.


Applications for Education
The video could be valuable for anyone teaching lessons on WWII and the Holocaust. The film, recorded in 1941 according to the Guardian, represents the time in Frank's life before going into hiding. One simple activity you could do with this video is ask students why recording this film wouldn't have been possible later in Frank's life.

Some of the many places where I saw this video include:
Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day
Mashable
Open Culture
The Guardian