Anne and the Reverend
(Grade 9-12)

Country
France
Language
French
Genre
Documentary Biography
Director
Francois Uzan
Movie year
2007
Duration
49 min

As a young man, Rev. Makoto Otsuka, had a life-altering encounter with Otto Frank, the father of Anne Frank. Inspired by what he heard, and after becoming a Christian minister, he undertook a mission to teach Anne’s story to Japanese children. He built a Holocaust museum in Miyuki, near Hiroshima, dedicated it to the memory of the 1.5 million children murdered. He conducts tours for schoolchildren, teaching them about the dangers of racism and hatred. He even spent time in Israel, learning Hebrew. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

 

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