The other Frank girl


The New Jersey Jewish News reports on a new musical comedy that looks at life in the annex from the perspective of Anne Frank’s little sister. (What’s next – “Long Night,” a comic romp on Auschwitz from the perspective of an inmate having to listen to Elie Wiesel moralize all the time?):

What if Margot, Anne Frank’s big sister, also kept a diary? What if hers offered a different perspective on life in the annex?

What if her diary revealed different truths — that it was she and Peter who were in love, not Anne and Peter, or that Albert Dussel, really Dr. Fritz Pfeffer, was actually a lovely fellow and not the fat, bald, selfish man as portrayed in Anne’s diary?

And what if Anne were actually, in Margot’s words, “a conniving little [rhymes with witch]”?

Most of all, what if someone wrote a play based on the premise and turned it into a musical comedy?

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