Tags: Anne Frank

And Then They Came for Me

The story of a Jewish teenage girl, hiding from the Nazis in an Amsterdam attic, who ends up in a concentration camp. It’s not about Anne Frank, but Anne is a character in the play, secondary to Eva Schloss, Anne’s real-life childhood friend.


Staged in a theater built specially for the play, Anne uses Frank's own words as well as passages excluded from the original published work that deal with Anne's emerging sexuality and her relationship with her mother. The stage itself includes a replica of the Frank's Amsterdam apartment where they hid from the occupying Nazi forces for 18 months until they were betrayed in 1944. Unlike the original 1955 play, Anne ends with her death in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

Anne & Emmett

Two teenagers, Anne Frank and Emmett Till, have an imaginary meeting in Memory, a place where they are free from their past suffering. During their meeting, they recount how they died. Anne Frank tells how she hid in an attic in Amsterdam until she and her family were found and taken to Bergen-Belsen, where she later died of typhus. Emmett Till, an African-American teenager, tells how he was brutally murdered in Mississippi 1955 by a group of racists. The encounter draws similarities between their harrowing experiences of racism.

Anne Frank and Me

Modern-day teen Nicole doubts the truth about the Holocaust and could not care less about it until she finds herself in a cattle truck being transported to a concentration camp along with Anne Frank.

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

Levin was an American war correspondent working in London in 1943. He was one of the first American journalists to enter a work camp and was scarred by the horrors he witnessed in Ohrdruf, Bergen-Belsen and Dachau. When Levin read Anne Frank’s diary, he saw its potential as a dramatic production. However, Levin’s original full-length dramatic adaptation of The Diary of a Young Girl was never produced. Rather, a new adaptation by Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich was selected for commercial production. His radio play, adapted from his original play, was broadcast twice in 1952 but was shelved in the face of a well-documented battle for the right to have his play produced.


This about Anne Frank is based on her words, translated by librettist Melanie Challenger. It was originally written as a concert-length work and three movements were first presented as part of England’s Holocaust Memorial on the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The entire work premiered in London in 2005. It was written as a chamber version that premiered in The Hague in 2009 on what would have been Anne’s eightieth birthday, and was performed by the Riverdale Choral Society at Congregation Rodeph Sholom, New York City, in 2018.

Compulsion or The House Behind

Sid Silver learns about a young girl named Anne Frank and her extraordinary diary, and makes it his mission to ensure her tale is heard. But once publishers and producers get involved, it becomes “a very valuable product”—and his good intentions prove to be his undoing. The character of Sid Silver represents journalist and playwright Meyer Levin whose original adaptation of Anne Frank's diary was rejected in favor of an adaptation by other authors.

Das Tagebuch der Anne Frank

Das Tagebuch der Anne Frank, which translates into English as The Diary of Anne Frank, by Russian composer Grigory Frid, is a monologue-opera in two acts (21 brief scenes) for soprano and chamber orchestra. The 13-year-old Anne Frank is hiding with her family in a house in Amsterdam. In her diary she describes her life in hiding—her emotions, the people around her, the small pleasures in her life, as well as her fears. The opera provides a rich and varied portrait of Anne and the people around her.

Diary of Anne Frank

The original Broadway stage version of the world famous diary Anne Frank kept while she and her family and others were hidden from the Nazis in an attic in Amsterdam, Holland.

Diary of Anne Frank

A contemporary adaptation by Wendy Kesselman of the original stage production by Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich, which includes newly discovered writings from Anne Frank's diary as well as survivor accounts.

Dreams of Anne Frank

The most famous Holocaust victim uses her extraordinary, artistic imagination to free herself from her attic prison through dreams of surrealistic wonder.

Goodbye Memories

Based on the biographies of the Franks and Simons’ personal contact with Anne’s three surviving friends, Goodbye Memories is a universal story of parents, children, friends, sexual awakenings, and the special spirit of a talkative, attention-loving girl named Anne Frank. Unlike the play and movie based on Anne’s diary, Goodbye Memories begins on the morning of Anne’s 13th birthday in June 1942 when she receives her infamous diary. The play ends on the morning of July 6, 1942 when the Franks leave their home to go into hiding.

I Am Anne Frank

A musical adapted from Cohen and Futterman’s 1985 musical Yours, Anne that includes spoken excerpts from Anne Frank’s diary to depict her experiences as if an older Anne is looking back on her life.

The Dead Bride [הכלה המתה]

Izraeli’s adaptation of Anne Frank’s diary. A tour guide oversees the lives of the hideout residents. Anna expresses her thoughts and feelings—her complex relationship with her mother, her feelings toward Peter. They listen with hope to news of the war on the radio. But the news is not good. Finally, Anna’s mother dresses her in a wedding dress, and she dances with the tour guide.

The Diary

The Diary tells the story of the life of Anne Frank as seen through the eyes of a thirteen-year-old girl, also named Anne, who lives in the present day. The stories of both Anne Frank and Present Day Anne are portrayed in scenes and songs. Present Day Anne learns of how Anne Frank and her family lived in hiding for 25 months; she is astonished at how similar the two girls are, and is saddened to realize that in her present-day world, bigotry and hatred still exists. While Anne Frank’s story comes to a sad end, the retelling of her life offers hope for a peaceful future.

The Girl on the Other Side of the Fence

WWII: Karl Koehler, a shy and deeply religious German farmhand, is drafted to deliver packages in the area around the Bergen-Belsen camp. Aware of the suffering of the inmates, he throws food and clothing over the fence, against the will of his wife, who is in physical and emotional survival mode. At the last encounter at the fence, Karl, about to be sent to Russia, and the girl (Anne Frank), deadly sick with typhus, together with 8 other Jewish inmates, reach out toward each other across the fence for a heart-stopping minyan, coming together in a rare moment of Jewish-Christian togetherness.

The Idealist

A factual account of the life of Jewish-American novelist Meyer Levin. The play explores Levin’s lifelong battle to have his adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank brought to stage. Strome worked with Levin’s family for over ten years to get a true picture of the conflict behind the dramatization of his play.

The Secret Annex

Anne Frank has survived the war, and at age 25, she's ready to start a new chapter in New York City. Eager to publish a memoir of her time in hiding, Anne is sure it will launch her career as a writer. But when the only interested publisher demands drastic rewrites, Anne questions the meaning of her new life. Why did she survive, if not to share stories? In her compelling and provocative play, playwright Alix Sobler asks: Can the past be rewritten?

Yours, Anne

Based on Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl and the play Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. A musical of the diary of Anne Frank, a thirteen-year-old who lived in hiding in Amsterdam for 25 months before she and her family were betrayed and transported to Nazi concentration camps, where she died.