Anne Frank Revisited
Bernard “Buddy” Elias
Buddy Elias, Anne Frank’s only surviving relative, told us about his cousin, as he remembers her. He was joined by Mirjam Pressler, who translated and edited The Diary, and is the author of Treasures from the Attic, which brings together recently discovered material on Anne and her family.
Readings of passages from Tales from the Secret Annexe – the short stories written by Anne whilst in hiding – brought to life her precocious talent as a writer.
Bernard “Buddy” Elias is Anne Frank’s first cousin and president of the Anne Frank Fund. Born in Frankfurt and a retired professional skater, he is still a performing actor.
Mirjam Pressler is one of Germany's best-loved and best-selling authors of young adult fiction. She is the editor of the retranslated and enlarged 'definitive' edition of The Diary of a Young Girl published in 1997, which spent 9 weeks on the New York Timesbestseller list.
Ilana Winterstein is a theatre practitioner with a background in writing, performance and directing.
Gillian Walnes is a co-founder and Executive Director of the Anne Frank Trust UK.