‘My Best Friend Anne Frank’ Tells a Tale of Two Friends Landing Into a Concentration Camp

‘My Best Friend Anne Frank’ Tells a Tale of Two Friends Landing Into a Concentration Camp

‘My Best Friend Anne Frank is a story of friendship, trust, innocence, and ending their life in the concentration camp.

We all are very familiar with Anne Frank, a Jewish diarist who captures her moments as a Jew, living in the time of Nazis. She gained fame after they published her diary as a novel The Diary of a Young Girl in 1947. In this diary, she documented her experience in World War II.

My Best Friend Anne Frank is a new film on Netflix based on the true-life story of two best friends trying to survive the holocaust. This film is a Dutch drama by Ben Sombogaart, which is inspired by the novel Memories of Anne Frank: Reflections of a Childhood Friend written by Alison Leslie Gold. The film has even won the Golden film award.

Is My Best Friend Anne Frank a true story?

My Best Friend Anne Frank is the story of a genuine friendship between Anne Frank and Hannah Goslar, who were friends from kindergarten. In order to save Anne Frank’s life, Hannah Goslar put her life in danger. In conversation with the New York Post, the screenwriter Paul Ruven claims, “We were immediately moved by Hannah’s story. What amazed us the most during our research is the strength and courage of these young girls in wartime, especially Hannah’s effort to save her best friend from death.”

Goslar was liberated at the age of 16. After that, she became a nurse and married a doctor. She is 93 years old and still mourns for her best friend. She expresses to Scholastic, “People should know about the cruelty — it was unnecessary. It’s important to understand what happened, so it doesn’t happen again… I always say that the only thing Anne Frank did was that she was born Jewish, and for that, she had to die. She could’ve given a lot to mankind.”

My Best Friend Anne Frank release date

The film is already up on Netflix from February 1st, 2022. 

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The trailer

My Best Friend Anne Frank is now freshly streaming on Netflix. But the trailer of the film is just dropped a day before it was launched. The trailer shows the carefree bond of two girls, which turns into tragedy when both of their families were taken to the concentration camps.

Anne asks Hannah in the trailer, “Do you promise to stay with me forever?”. She nodded with a “yes”.

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