DEAL, NJ - Jewish Federation of Monmouth County is proud to be part of an exclusive sponsorship of a new PBS Masterpiece Classic production of The Diary of Anne Frank.

The two-hour PBS show will be broadcast on April 11, 2010 (Holocaust Memorial Day). This production represents the most accurate adaptation ever made of one of the world's most widely read memoirs, drawing on Anne Frank's own words to a greater extent than any previous dramatization. The young actress Ellie Kendrick, who appeared in the recent Oscar-nominated film An Education, stars as Anne Frank.

The Jewish Federation of Monmouth County will holds it Annual Yom HaShoah Observance on  Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 4:00 PM at the Ruth Hyman Jewish Community Center ,100 Grant Avenue Deal, NJ

“We are honored to participate in this opportunity to bring the compelling -- and important -- story of Anne Frank to young people across the country. Data suggests that many young people are unaware of details about Anne Frank’s era. “Howard Gases, Executive Director, Jewish Federation of Monmouth County. A 2008 survey found that only a quarter of American teenagers could correctly identify Hitler – underscoring the critical role we can play in helping to inform people about the Holocaust through efforts like this.

The Diary of Anne Frank Web site will house extensive information about the film and the diary, along with many related activities designed to engage diverse audiences in this material, while also introducing them to the Federation movement. The film will be streamed online for 30 days following the broadcast. Masterpiece Theater is broadcast across the United States on Sunday evenings at 9 p.m.