Anne Frank Storytelling

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Since the Holocaust was relatively current event during the 1950’s and 60’s, Americans found the topic not easy to talk about since they did not know how to confront it, suggests Lipstadt. A certain and astounding example of America not confronting the topic appropriately, was the fictional “stories” that directors injected to their, what is supposed to be a re-telling of the events of the Holocaust, movies or plays. Again, one of the most surprising examples included the broadway version of the play of The Diary of Anne Frank, in 1955. Both Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, the writers of this “re-telling” of The Diary of Anne Frank, had the audacity to “de-judalize” the non-fictional events that occurred in the story, and to add upon that, they also “Americanized” the ending by ending on a high note instead of telling the actual events…show more content…
Lipstadt advised that an astounding eighty-seven per cent of the American public knew about the trial, and not only that, but also that the trial became the most well known events that had recently occurred. Having taken the stage, the Holocaust became of the most talked about topics in the early 60’s, thanks to the coverage that was given in the news or in the actual broadcast of the trial. Even though the trial gave the Holocaust the attention that it longed deserved, by the end of the trial its impact seemed very limited since a considerable amount of the American public(77 per cent) thought the trial was for the best, few among the group, had an accurate knowledge of the simple information about what truly happened, i.e., the extermination of six million jews. After the trial, and what seemed as a point in time where the Holocaust would be acknowledged as a worthy topic to teach, only twenty per cent of people actually believed that six million jews were
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