About a month ago, in the wake of the ongoing controversy surrounding Syrian Refugees, HistoryBuff published an article noting that Anne Frank and her family were denied entrance to the United States, concluding that the beloved diarist was, in fact, a refugee. Reactions to the article varied from anger to support to confusion, as many readers were surprised to learn of letters, discovered accidentally in 2007, revealing Anne’s father’s desperate pleas for asylum.
Following the article’s publication, we were contacted by representatives from a soon-to-be-released documentary covering this very subject. No Asylum: The Untold Chapter of Anne Frank‘s Story offers an in-depth look into the discovery of the missing letters, featuring commentary from the surviving members of Anne’s family. We were invited to the premiere, and given the opportunity to speak with Eva Schloss, step-sister of Anne Frank and Holocaust survivor, as well as Paula Fouce, the film’s director.
The full interview can be seen above. More information about the film can be found at NoAsylumFilm.com.