Anne Frank 1941
Six million Jews died in the Holocaust. For many throughout the world,
one teenage girl gave them a story and a face. She was Anne Frank,
the adolescent who, according to her diary, retained her hope and
humanity as she hid with her family in an Amsterdam attic. In 1944
the Nazis, acting on a tip, arrested the Franks; Anne and her sister
died of typhus at Bergen-Belsen only a month before the camp was liberated.
The world came to know her through her words and through this ordinary
portrait of a girl of 14. She stares with big eyes, wearing an enigmatic
expression, gazing at a future that the viewer knows will never come.