“No Asylum: The Untold Chapter of Anne Frank’s Story.”
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | 2:27 p.m.
The Las Vegas premiere of “No Asylum: The Untold Chapter of Anne Frank’s Story” is tonight at 6:30 at Congregation Ner Tamid, 55 N. Valle Verde Drive in Henderson, and the film’s producer, Paula Fouce, and Jonathon Brent, the director of YIVO, the Institute for Jewish Research, will be in attendance.
Per the film’s website, in “No Asylum,” Frank’s only surviving family members, Buddy Elias and Eva Schloss, relate the emotional story of her family’s frantic search for sanctuary. Elias, Frank’s cousin and best friend, speaks about their childhood and shares unseen family photographs and letters.
Elias reveals patriarch Otto Frank’s last letter before going into hiding with wife Edith and daughters Anne and Margot and sheds new light on their struggle for immigration.
The film has Las Vegas ties: It germinated here; there are survivors in the film who live in Las Vegas; and major funding came from Las Vegas.
‘THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK’
Meantime, on Monday, the Jewish Repertory Theatre of Nevada, with support from the Clark County School District, presents “The Diary of Anne Frank” to 1,700 CCSD eighth-graders at Reynolds Hall in the Smith Center for the Performing Arts.
Per Norma Morrow Zuckerman, founder and artistic director of JRTN, “The Diary of Anne Frank” is a teaching tool for Holocaust education and anti-Semitism and an important lesson in tolerance and acceptance of others different from oneself, bullying and anti-social behavior.
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