Shown above are some behind-the-scenes pics from the stop-motion, feature film adaptation of Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl. The film is being directed by Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir, The Congress).
The film was initially conceived of as a mixture of stop-motion and animated 2D characters, but the production recently moved to
London with the intent of making it a fully stop-motion film.
this day in 1942, Anne Frank received a diary for her thirteenth birthday.
She had seen the book, bound with red and white checkered cloth, a few
days earlier, and her father gave it to her for her birthday. Frank, a
Jewish German national, lived in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam in the
Netherlands. Her family went into hiding in 1942 to escape the
persecution of the Jewish population, and Frank documented her
experiences. Her group was eventually betrayed after two years in hiding
and Frank died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp from typhus in
March 1945. Her father survived, and upon his return to Amsterdam found
his daughter’s diary, which documented her life from 14th June 1942 to
1st August 1944, and had it translated and published. Today, the diary of Anne Frank stands as one of the most famous depictions of Jewish persecution under Nazi rule, remarkable for its honesty and eloquence.