To mark the 74th anniversary of the liberation of Bergen Belsen Concentration Camp by the British Army, a special screening of the documentary “No Asylum – The Untold Chapter of Anne Frank’s Story” was held at the Kinloss Synagogue in Finchley, on 15 April 2019.
Eva Schloss, Anne Frank’s stepsister, who appears in the film attended the evening event and answered questions following the screening and gave a short account of her life story.
The late Belsen liberator, Leonard Berney, who was a 25-year old major in the British Army on the day Belsen was liberated on 15th April 1945, also appears in the film. Leonard’s son, John Wood, was in attendance at the screening as was Simon Bentley, the Chairman of Yad Vashem UK Foundation, Holocaust survivors Freddy Knoller, Mala Tribich and Eve Kugler, and the renown film producer, Mark Forstater. And proceedings were conducted by Kinloss Synagogue’s Rabbi, Jeremy Lawrence.The evening event was co-hosted by the Kinloss Synagogue and Yad Vashem UK Foundation.
About ‘No Asylum – The Untold Chapter of Anne Frank’s Story’ (2015)
No Asylum, the Paradise Filmworks International feature-length documentary, brings Otto Frank’s voice to light through his recently discovered letters, which reveal for the first time, the emotional tale of how the world turned its back on the Frank family as he desperately tried to obtain visas to save his family from the Holocaust. Starring: Leonard Berney, Jonathan Brent Ph.D., Richard Breitman, Ph.D., Meta Doran, Buddy Elias, Estelle Guzik, Lydia Lebovich, and Eva Schloss (Anne Frank’s stepsister).