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A video showing the 11-year-old Anne Frank for a just 10 seconds, the first moving image of the young diarist, has been viewed on Youtube by over 1.6 million people by Noon today.
In 1944, Anne died at 15 of typhus in the German concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen, seven months after her arrest and just two weeks before British and Canadian troops liberated the camp. Her posthumously published diary has made her a symbol of all Jews killed in World War II.
Associated Press—AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — The Anne Frank House museum in Amsterdam has begun airing the only known video of the teenage diarist on a channel dedicated to her on YouTube.
The channel also features clips of others, including her late father Otto and Nelson Mandela, talking about Anne, museum spokeswoman Annemarie Bekker said Friday.
“It is really a great platform to show all the different kinds of films and documentaries about Anne Frank,” Bekker added.
The channel shows footage taken during a neighbor’s wedding on July 22, 1941. It briefly shows Anne before she and her family were forced into hiding to avoid the Nazis during their World War II occupation of the Netherlands.