Only existing video of Anne Frank
The only known film recording of Anne Frank was posted by the Anne Frank Museum recently on their official YouTube channel, where it has since been viewed over 1.6 million times. The grainy home video recorded on July 22, 1941 briefly captures a curious 13-year-old Anne leaning out the window to observe a neighbor’s wedding. A year after this footage was recorded, Anne Frank and her family went into hiding until they were discovered in August 1944. Eight months later in March 1945, Anne died of typhus in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp just a few weeks before British troops liberated the camp in April. After the publication of her diary, the married couple, still alive today and living in the Netherlands, recognized young Anne in their wedding footage which they shared with Anne’s father Otto who survived. At the Anne Frank House’s request in the 1990s, the couple provided this longer 20-second clip.