My cousin, Anne Frank

Bernard (Buddy) Elias is perhaps the only person still alive who can tell the world about the real Anne Frank and how similar is she to the girl we have all pictured in our mind as we read her diary.

Elias, a European actor, was very close to his cousin Anne, who called him “Bernad”, as a child. The two used to spend their vacations together at their grandmother’s home in Basel and at the family’s summer house in the mountains.

In one of the diary’s pages, Anne mentioned her desire to go shopping in Switzerland with her beloved cousin Bernard. She even managed to compile a shopping list in case her father agreed to give her 150 gilden and let her buy the clothes she wanted.


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