Sunday night (tonight), 'Masterpiece Theater' will present a new version of "The Diary Of Anne Frank".....
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"The Diary Of Anne Frank"
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From Linda Stasi of the New York Post:
Anne was just 13 when her father, Otto Frank, a spice importer in Amsterdam, built a hiding space for his family in the attic of the building that housed his business. The Nazis were crawling down the streets and arresting Jewish families, and he thought they could wait it out in hiding.
Anne began writing immediately. Much of what she actually wrote belies the sainted image we've come to know from her published diaries in which much of the material had been excised by the family (Otto Frank, the only family member to survive the Holocaust, died in 1980).
For this new version, writer Deborah Moggach got permission from the estate to use all the excised portions. What we're presented with now for the first time is a spunkier, less respectful, more hormone-driven teenage Anne (played magnificently by newcomer Ellie Kendrick), the brilliant writer who never lived to grow up. But what she did write at that tender age has become the second-most-read work of non-fiction after the Bible.