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WIESENTHAL to Honor Family of Anne Frank with 'Special Sundays' this Month

By: Dec. 01, 2014
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Wiesenthal, the new play about the legendary Simon Wiesenthal, will offer two special family matinees on December 7 and 14 at 3PM. These performances will be followed by discussion, "The Anne Frank Connection," about Anne Frank and the legacy of humanity and hope that she continues to inspire when teaching the history of the Holocaust to young people around the world. Tom Dugan, the playwright and actor who stars as Simon Wiesenthal will be joined by NYU Professor and Anne Frank Center Advisory Board member, Rolf Wolfswinkel for the discussion.

One of Simon Wiesenthal's highest priority cases was the capture of Karl Silberbauer, the Gestapo officer who arrested Anne Frank, the fourteen year-old German-Jewish girl who was murdered by the Nazis after hiding in an Amsterdam attic for two years. Propagandists were fairly successful in their attempts to discredit the authenticity of Anne Frank's famous diary until Wiesenthal located Silberbauer, then a police inspector in Austria, in 1963.

"The Anne Frank Connection" is the latest in a series of "Special Sundays" in which audience members can participate in conversations with Tom Dugan and distinctive guests relating to the Simon Wiesenthal legacy and Holocaust remembrance. For tickets and more information about this and upcoming "Special Sundays," visit

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