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Anne Frank’s Neighbors: What Did They Do?

Image of Anne FrankAlthough Anne Frank’s Diary is the most widely read nonfiction book in the world after the Bible, little attention has been paid to her neighbors—the people who lived alongside the Jewish population as persecution intensified.

Mary Fillmore examines the choices they faced and the decisions they made in the face of those choices. Why did some people ignore the situation, while others felt compelled to resist? What can we learn from them as we face the humanitarian crises of our own time?

Special Arrangements: projector.

Additional Costs: mileage reimbursement.

Available in correctional facilities.

About the presenter

Image of Mary Fillmore Mary Dingee Fillmore - Mary devoted thirteen years to research and write An Address in Amsterdam, an acclaimed historical novel about a young Jewish woman who joins the resistance. See full biography.

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