Anne Frank On Film
The Atlantic passes along an interesting historical memento, the only known surviving footage of Anne Frank:
On July 22, 1941, a woman who lived on the second floor of Merwedeplein 39, Amsterdam, celebrated her wedding. Looking on from the balcony next door, was a 12-year-old Anne Frank.
She flickers onto the screen for just a few brief seconds. She looks around, turns to shout to someone inside, and returns her gaze to the scene below.
Today would have been Frank’s 84th birthday.
Update: Incidentally, Frank and her family did not go into hiding until July 1942, just under a year after this film was taken.