Author(s): Lindwer Willy
Everyone knows the story of Anne Frank - the extraordinary diary that she wrote during her two years in hiding in the Secret Annexe. But few have even the sketchiest knowledge of how that story ended. Here, six women whose lives touched Anne Frank's in her final months tell their story - of the terrible journey east to Auschwitz, the daily privations and terror of the death camps, and of the friendships and courage that transcended even the most vile conditions. Anne Frank's story did not end with her last words in the Diary; it ended alone on a filthy floor at Bergen-Belsen. These women were the fortunate ones to survive.
Willy Lindwer was born in 1946 in Amsterdam -- the son of Jewish parents who survived the German occupation in hiding. He is a film-maker and has produced numerous documentaries for Dutch television. He originally recorded these interviews for a documentary that marked the sixtieth anniversary of Anne Frank's birth.