No other name stands as exemplary for the persecution and murder of the European Jews as Anne Frank. At the age of 13, she and her family were forced to hide in a rear building in Amsterdam. Over the course of two years – until they were eventually discovered by the Nazis –, she chronicled the everyday life in the hideout with exceptional perception, wisdom and humor. Her diary numbers among the most personal and moving accounts of that time. At the end of January, award-winning director Hans Steinbichler began principal photography on "Das Tagebuch der Anne Frank". "We're trying to make the story palpable for today's youth", the producers say. In the titular role, the film stars Lea van Acken, who made her memorable screen debut in "Kreuzweg" ("Stations of the Cross"). Martina Gedeck and Ulrich Noethen were cast as Anne's parents. Shooting will continue until the end of March, the theatrical release is planned for the winter of 2015/2016.