Sun, Oct 01|
Holocaust Museum LA
For Families: The Cat Who Lived With Anne Frank
Join us for a live reading of an illustrated book that tells the story of Anne Frank and life in the Amsterdam “Secret Annex,“ but from the point of view of Mouschi, the cat who really lived in hiding with the Frank family and others.
Time & Location
Oct 01, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Holocaust Museum LA, 100 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA
Based on actual events, the book tells the story of Anne Frank and life in the Amsterdam “Secret Annex,“ but from the point of view of Mouschi, the cat who really lived in hiding with the Frank family and others. Through Mouschi’s feline gaze, you begin to see how Amsterdam was turned into an urban prison for the Jewish people; how rules increasingly inhibited their movement, forcing many like the Franks into hiding; and how the Dutch resistance fought back.
You'll also engage with the authors through a presentation, Q&A, and a book signing as you learn more about the Holocaust and the "state of hate" today.
"A gentle but effective introduction to the Holocaust." - Jewish Book Council
**This program is suitable for children ages 7 and up
The role of Anne Frank will be read by Lauren Schaffel.
Lauren Schaffel is a Los Angeles born, New York based actress. Besides her featured roles in the hit series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Still Standing, Lauren's unique voice has graced a radio commercial for "Campbell's Soup" and she has appeared in a major motion picture with Tina Fey, another produced by Martin Scorsese, and another starring Heather Graham and John Corbett.
The role of Mouschi the cat will be read by Casey J. Adler.
Casey is an actor, writer, and comedian, who has guest starred on Netflix, ABC, Showtime, and Freeform. He holds a BFA in Theater and a minor in World Religions from Chapman University. Past performances include: Flappers, the Improv, and the Burbank Comedy Festival.