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Former Classmate Puts a Face on Anne Frank's Lost Love (Love interest 1st photo)
ABC News ^ | 2-25-08 | MAEVA BAMBUCK

Posted on 02/26/2008 8:49:45 AM PST by barackyroad

On Jan. 6, 1944, Anne Frank wrote in her diary that her image of him was so vivid she didn't need a photograph to remember him.

Indeed, more than 60 years later, no photograph had been found of Anne Frank's childhood sweetheart, leaving hundreds of readers around the world curious for a glimpse. But now, 81-year-old Earnst Michaelis has identified his dearest childhood friend, Peter Schiff, as the "Petel" or "Peter" from the diary … the mysterious boy who stole Anne Frank's heart.

Despite "Anne Frank's Diary" becoming one of the world's most-read journals, selling an estimated 35 million copies, what Peter Schiff might have looked like was an enduring mystery. He met Anne Frank at school in Amsterdam in 1940, and they were inseparable

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: annefrank; godsgravesglyphs; wwii

(Courtesy of Ernst Michaelis / Anne Frank House)

1 posted on 02/26/2008 8:49:53 AM PST by barackyroad
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To: SunkenCiv

GGG ping.


2 posted on 02/26/2008 8:51:29 AM PST by Ultra Sonic 007 (Look at all the candidates. Choose who you think is best. Choose wisely in 2008.)
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To: barackyroad

What a beautiful boy!


3 posted on 02/26/2008 8:51:33 AM PST by najida (I am so grateful that stupid isn't contagious.)
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To: barackyroad

Love the screen name. LOL


4 posted on 02/26/2008 8:52:19 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: Constitution Day

Thanks. It’s a new Ben and Jerry flavor


5 posted on 02/26/2008 8:54:24 AM PST by barackyroad
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To: barackyroad

Welcome to FR


6 posted on 02/26/2008 8:54:41 AM PST by jusduat (I am a strange and recurring anomaly)
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To: barackyroad

I saw the thread yesterday, so I know. :)


7 posted on 02/26/2008 8:56:09 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: barackyroad

Didn’t I see an article posted the other day from the NY Times by Doigenesis that essentially pointed out where she lived to the world? If not for them ........


8 posted on 02/26/2008 8:57:25 AM PST by Melinda
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To: barackyroad

Welcome to FR. Great first post.


9 posted on 02/26/2008 8:58:59 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: barackyroad
Welcome to FR

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

10 posted on 02/26/2008 8:59:19 AM PST by expatguy ("An American Expat in Southeast Asia" - New & Improved - Now with Search)
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To: barackyroad

Looks like me between 3rd and 6th grade.


11 posted on 02/26/2008 9:00:13 AM PST by aruanan
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To: barackyroad

What a handsome boy. Did he survive the war?


12 posted on 02/26/2008 9:04:00 AM PST by squarebarb
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To: squarebarb
From the article:

According to officials at the Anne Frank House, the record books show that Peter Schiff died May 31, 1945 in Auschwitz, four months after the liberation of the camp, and a few months after Anne Frank's own death, of typhus, in Bergen-Belsen. They were respectively 18 and 16 at the time.

13 posted on 02/26/2008 9:09:32 AM PST by Blennos (High Point, NC)
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To: barackyroad

Welcome to FR!


14 posted on 02/26/2008 9:10:12 AM PST by magslinger (cranky right-winger)
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To: barackyroad

BUMP


15 posted on 02/26/2008 9:10:15 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: barackyroad

He is just as anyone would have imagined.


16 posted on 02/26/2008 9:13:02 AM PST by donna (Whoopi on Communism: “We haven’t given it enough time.”)
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To: donna
...Peter Schiff died May 31, 1945 in Auschwitz, four months after the liberation of the camp...

So unspeakably sad.
17 posted on 02/26/2008 9:15:53 AM PST by Frobenius
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To: barackyroad

how cute he is... how sad... this brings tears to my eyes...


19 posted on 02/26/2008 9:18:28 AM PST by latina4dubya
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To: Constitution Day; barackyroad

#10 on the list probably wouldn’t have flown as a screen name...


20 posted on 02/26/2008 9:21:06 AM PST by ErnBatavia (...forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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To: barackyroad

Very interesting story, with some closure.


22 posted on 02/26/2008 9:22:40 AM PST by hoe_cake
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To: ErnBatavia

I bet it would.


23 posted on 02/26/2008 9:23:58 AM PST by jdm (Now playing: Robert Plant: Big Log)
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To: Morgana

I can’t read stories like this.

I don’t get sad. I am so F@cking mad at Germans and Austrians (no not all of them, but, yeah, probably most of them) and anti-semites in general that I am actually shaking pissed.

I need to go find a skin head and beat the tar out of him on principle.


24 posted on 02/26/2008 9:24:50 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (McCain is the best candidate of the Democrat party.)
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25 posted on 02/26/2008 9:25:05 AM PST by SJackson (If 45 million children had lived, they'd be defending America, filling jobs, paying SS-Z. Miller)
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To: barackyroad

He would have stole my heart also.


26 posted on 02/26/2008 9:27:55 AM PST by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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To: Morgana

Sorry, I don’t believe it.

I’ve been in enough bars in Germany as a US serviceman (and being a big blue-eyed Aryan myself)to know that the anti-semetism is deep and wide.


28 posted on 02/26/2008 9:33:31 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (McCain is the best candidate of the Democrat party.)
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To: barackyroad

What a cutie. Anne had good taste. How sad they and so many died so horribly.


29 posted on 02/26/2008 9:39:05 AM PST by mtbopfuyn (The fence is "absolutely not the answer" - Gov. Rick Perry (R, TX))
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To: Morgana

Primarily Schwetzingen in 2000 and various locals before that.


31 posted on 02/26/2008 9:57:04 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (McCain is the best candidate of the Democrat party.)
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To: TheThirdRuffian
“...I’ve been in enough bars in Germany as a US serviceman (and being a big blue-eyed Aryan myself)to know that the anti-semetism is deep and wide.”

Maybe you hang out in the wrong kind of bars. But give some Germans some credit for risking their necks and giving their lives in opposing Hitler. From Dietrich Bonhoffer to the (”jew-looking”) Field Marshal von Manstein there were Germans who repudiated Hitler and his quack racial views.

32 posted on 02/26/2008 10:05:09 AM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Morgana

Bull hockey! Nazi crematory ashes were in big demand for fertilizing home gardens. The greatest evil of our day is trying to pretend evil doesn’t exist.


33 posted on 02/26/2008 10:09:12 AM PST by WestwardHo (Whom the god would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: Alouette

Jewish Ping :)


34 posted on 02/26/2008 10:09:28 AM PST by DvdMom ( Drew Peterson Belongs In Jail Along With Nifong)
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To: stylecouncilor

ping


35 posted on 02/26/2008 10:26:03 AM PST by windcliff
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To: windcliff

What a cutie!


36 posted on 02/26/2008 10:32:30 AM PST by stylecouncilor (I'm a loner Dottie; a rebel.)
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To: barackyroad

Awww he was precious. How sad that he did live to be free. The Germans were so cruel and heartless to children.


37 posted on 02/26/2008 10:52:03 AM PST by lone star annie
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To: barackyroad

Welcome to FR, and thanks for posting this.


38 posted on 02/26/2008 10:55:57 AM PST by Theresawithanh (Get yours now. By election time, clothespins will be in short supply.)
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To: WestwardHo
"Nazi crematory ashes were in big demand for fertilizing home gardens."

Do you have a source for this?

39 posted on 02/26/2008 11:01:34 AM PST by joe.fralick
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To: stylecouncilor

He really is.


40 posted on 02/26/2008 11:33:11 AM PST by windcliff
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To: Morgana

I would like to believe that, but that’s just a nice tale we told ourselves so we could align with the Germans against Stalin.

They knew; they participated (as did many of the French elite and others).

Yes, there are notable exceptions -— the freemasons, many Roman Catholics, and many other groups were extremely helpful to Jews fleeing Germany.

I don’t know about the fertilizer, but families all over Germany who were getting bombed/having shortages made up for it with excellent furniture and furnishings “liberated” from Jewish families (and others) all over Europe.


41 posted on 02/26/2008 11:40:42 AM PST by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Mossad!)
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To: barackyroad

What a handsome boy.


42 posted on 02/26/2008 11:53:05 AM PST by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we write in marble. JHuett)
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43 posted on 02/26/2008 12:14:54 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/___________________Profile updated Tuesday, February 19, 2008)
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To: joe.fralick

I read it in a history of the war, years ago, and do not remember where.
It took years for Germany to recover from the war. Even in the early ‘70s there were bomb and shell damaged buildings. The white marbled buildings from the Third Reich era were landmarks. We returned years later and saw familiar buildings with the marble facades removed, and every evidence of shell damage covered up. Along with cosmetic changes, the war generation has disapeared or died off. With that the feel of the country has changed. Germany has lost that feeling of the war having just ended...
We had worked along side with some of that generation, and worked in Germany in an atmosphere of the country still getting back on it’s feet.
No thinking person could be there without wanting to understand how these things came to be, without seeing what the war had done to the German soul. We knew former Nazi’s trying to hide their past. (Nazi by association) Now their children were coming of age and asking questions. And the children became adults trying to understand what their parents had done. Most people refused to talk about the war, common to hear “We didn’t know, etc.”, and sometimes heart wrenching stories of seeing terrible things, but being helpless.
Their blood, the Nazi’s and their victims, cries out from the ground, “Look at what we have done! Do not go where we have gone!”
When we try to clean up history because the truth is so ugly, we silence those voices.


44 posted on 02/26/2008 1:25:24 PM PST by WestwardHo (Whom the god would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: barackyroad

Is this the boy whose mentions were deleted from her diary by her father, who found the entries embarrassing?


45 posted on 02/26/2008 2:39:28 PM PST by SlapHappyPappy
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To: barackyroad

How cute. We visited Anne Frank house in 1980. It was a very moving experience. I do not know HOW they managed to live there so long, all those people plus a cat. It had to be so difficult. Such an ugly mark on Human History... the Nazis and Hitler.


46 posted on 02/27/2008 4:28:18 AM PST by buffyt (Obama threw his turban into the presidential campaign ring! If he wins ATLAS WILL SHRUG!)
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