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The Diary of Anne Frank

December 2011

A few nights ago we sat down as a family to watch the BBC's outstanding five-part dramatisation of The Diary of Anne Frank. I saw it when it was first aired and wanted to see it again, Helen hadn't seen it but wanted to, and we both wanted the children to see it.

The children were engaged from the outset, but I in particular had wondered whether the potency of the ending might be over their heads a little.

I need not have worried. Even though I know the story, and even though I've seen this series before, the ending has me in tears. Seeing how distressed we both were - and me in particular - seemed to drive it home to both children how important and sombre a story this was. I'm very pleased they took it on board, and indeed they mentioned it to several of their friends in the days that followed.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 08 December 2011 15:28

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