A new play in Amsterdam based on Anne Frank's World War II diary opens for a new generation

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In this photo taken Friday, May 2, 2014 copies of Anne Frank's diary are on display during an interview with the Associated Press at Theater Amsterdam. Seeking to engage a new generation with the tragic story of Anne Frank, a major new play based on the Jewish teenager's diary opens Thursday, May 8, 2014 in Amsterdam. It's the first time a theatrical production has been forged directly from Frank's actual writings since the award-winning 1950s play that escalated her story, then little-known, to the world's attention. It's being staged in a purpose-built 1,100 seat theater that includes a replica of the secret apartment where Frank and her family hid from the Nazis in World War II. (AP Photo/Evert Elzinga)

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"The thing that makes this diary so touching and so emotional is, of course, the context and the ending," she said.

The diary breaks off on Aug. 1, 1944, three days before the family was arrested by German police on an anonymous tip.

"That's not an ending," Durlacher said. "There's no ending to it, it could go on forever. It should have gone on forever."

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