Monday, November 21, 2011


Pradarsh screened Eyal Boyers' documentary film Classmates of Anne Frank on Friday, 25th November, 2011 at the Management School Auditorium.

To comprehend fully the events in the life of Anne Frank, one must listen to the voices of the children who were there with her, of those who remember her.

Theo (Maurice) Coster, a famous games' creator from Israel, renews contact with five of his and Anne Frank's former classmates, only to discover an astonishing and confusing truth about the village where he was hiding during World War Two.

Set against his childhood locations in Amsterdam, Westerbork Transit Camp and their current homes in Holland and Israel, these former classmates discuss their relationships with Anne and how they survived the war. Through these discussions, the film takes a bold and illuminating look at the different Dutch attitudes towards the war years in the Netherlands and towards the Holocaust.

Anne Frank's diary confirms the tragedy of the Holocaust and continues to debunk Holocaust deniers. The documentation of Anne's classmates is not only illustrated through interviews and discussions between the classmates themselves, but also through photographs, archival footage, personal scrapbooks and letters and other new resources.

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