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The Only Existing Video Footage of Anne Frank

Rebecca J. Rosen

On July 22, 1941, a woman who lived on the second floor of Merwedeplein 39, Amsterdam, celebrated her wedding. Looking on from her balcony next door on the second floor of Merwedeplein 37, was a 12-year-old Anne Frank.

She only flickers onto the screen for a few seconds. She looks around, turns to shout to someone inside, and returns her gaze to the scene below.

The footage, taken on July 22, 1941, is the only existing motion picture of her. She died in March of 1945. Today would have been her 84th birthday.


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