Anne Frank's cousin and closest living relative, Buddy Elias, spoke at the U.S. Holocaust Museum's opening of the exhibit, “Anne Frank the Writer - An Unfinished Story.” Anne Frank was the Dutch Jewish teenager who kept a diary of her experience during the Nazi occupation of Holland, first at her home, then in hiding for two years. She eventually died in a Nazi death camp in 1944.
- Describe the last time Buddy Elias saw and corresponded with his cousin, Anne Frank.
- When did Otto Frank learn of his daughter Anne’s death? Explain his response to finding and reading her diary.
- According to Buddy Elias, what was Anne Frank’s dream? Explain how this has been realized through her diary.