In recent days at least 282 copies of Frank's memoirs have been vandalized at 36 libraries across Tokyo. No one knows who did it, or why. But it's easy to see the connection to Japan's own recent efforts to deface history.
In “Compulsion,” an over-the-top psychodrama at New York’s Public Theater , Mandy Patinkin plays a literary critic and novelist who nursed a decades-long obsession to bring his adaptation of Anne Frank’s diary to the stage.
In Rinne Groff’s new drama “Compulsion,” at California’s Berkeley Repertory Theatre , a World War II reporter who witnessed the liberation of the camps has returned to New York to make his name as a serious writer.
Israeli artist Maya Cohen-Levy is speaking animatedly when she catches her breath and her eyes fill with tears. She’s just noticed four colored sketches framed on the wall in front of her -- drawn by her mother as a 12-year- old hiding alone from the Nazis in a Polish widow’s cellar.