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  • EXCLUSIVE: Holocaust denied by students in Rialto school assignment

    07/12/2014 6:15:41 PM PDT · by blueplum · 36 replies
    San Bernadino Sun ^ | July 11, 2014 | Beau Yarbrough
    Dozens of Rialto eighth-graders questioned whether the Holocaust occurred in essays written for an in-class assignment this spring. Rialto Unified School District administrators, besieged by criticism after the assignment became public in May, claimed at the time that none of the students who completed the assignment questioned or denied the Holocaust, but a survey of the students’ work by this news organization found numerous examples of students expressing doubt or flatly denying that the Holocaust occurred. :snip: “Students got high praise and grades for writing that the Holocaust was a hoax. I’m sick about that, I’m sick about that,” said...
  • Daughter of Anne Frank's classmate finally gets her chance to thank British officer...

    01/05/2014 3:43:39 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1-5-14 | Sam Webb
    The daughter of a Jewish classmate of Anne Frank rescued from the horrors of Bergen Belsen concentration camp has met the British officer who saved her mother's life. Grateful Elizabeth Kahn, 59, flew to Israel to meet Major Leonard Berney, 93, from Plymouth, Devon, and present him with a special silver platter paid for by the family in recognition of his heroics. Jewish Leonard, of the British 11th Armoured division, was one of the first army officers through the gates of Belsen when the camp was liberated on April 15, 1945. It is estimated that 50,000 inmates died in the...
  • Dutch BDS (Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions) Twitter Account Using Image of Anne Frank in Keffiyeh

    01/03/2014 11:01:47 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 4 replies
    the algemeiner ^ | January 2, 2014 | Gidon Ben-zvi
    Dutch BDS Twitter Account Using Image of Anne Frank in Keffiyeh A Twitter account belonging to “@BDSAmsterdam“ is using an outrageous image of Anne Frank dressed in a red keffiyeh, Israeli daily Ma’ariv reported on Thursday. As part of an ongoing campaign to portray Israel as an apartheid state, a Netherlands-based branch of the anti-Israel BDS (‘Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions’) movement, which tweets from the handle, is warping the iconic image of one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust in order to forward its political aims, Ma’ariv said. An active Twitter page, @BDS Amsterdam is refreshed every...
  • Suburban Detroit Mom Says No To Reading About Anne Frank's Ladyparts

    05/16/2013 9:26:40 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 21 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | Aaron Foley
    Would-be Belieber Anne Frank has been getting attention for all the wrong reasons lately. One suburban Detroit mom could have it so she gets no attention at all because of her "female genitalia." In Northville, a well-to-do suburb about 30 miles northwest of Detroit, a parent of a 7th grader takes issue with her daughter's classroom reading an newer, unedited edition of "The Diary of a Young Girl." Frankly, I'm surprised seventh-graders are reading any edition of "Diary"; it (and "Schindler's List," while we're on the subject) didn't reach my hands until high school. Besides the whole evils of the...
  • Revisiting Hatred of the Jews

    05/03/2013 1:21:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 3, 2013 | Suzanne Fields
    A wit, surveying Washington's monuments, once diagnosed the nation's capital as suffering an "edifice complex." The city's vast array of monumental buildings, housing the three branches of government, honoring the founders and heroes of the republic, and housing extraordinary temples of fine art, science, technology and history, could give an overwhelmed visitor that impression. This week, Bill Clinton remarked how those buildings hold special meaning for visitors from around the world, celebrating the grandest accomplishments of man, and how one stands out as the nation's "conscience." The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum celebrates its 20th anniversary this week. Not everyone thought...
  • Northville Mother Upset About Seventh Graders Reading Unedited 'Diary of Anne Frank'

    05/01/2013 8:34:52 AM PDT · by Altariel · 52 replies
    Northville Patch ^ | April 24, 2013 | Rebecca Jaskot
    A Northville mother is upset about the unedited version of "Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl" that her seventh grade student is reading in school. According to an article on myfoxdetroit.com, parent Gail Horalek filed a formal complaint with the Northville school district about a passage in the book that she thinks is too graphic for students that age. In the passage, Anne Frank discusses the discovery of her genitalia.
  • Justin Bieber pays bizarre tribute to Anne Frank

    04/14/2013 8:14:56 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 40 replies
    scotsman ^ | April 14 , 2013
    TENNAGE pop singer Justin Bieber has sparked controversy after writing a message in the Anne Frank house guestbook saying that he hoped she would have been a fan of his music. The 19-year-old is due to perform tonight in Arnhem, around an hour from Amsterdam, where the Anne Frank House is situated, and visited the museum on Saturday night. Staff from the museum wrote on their Facebook page: “Yesterday night Justin Bieber visited the Anne Frank House, together with his friends and guards. “Fans were waiting outside to see a glimpse of him. He stayed more than an hour in...
  • Anne Frank's Stepsister Keeps Holocaust Story Alive

    01/16/2013 7:12:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 | Joe Rosato Jr.
    Eva Schloss calmly thrust out her forearm as if a routine gesture, revealing a row of tattooed numbers. The 83-year-old Holocaust survivor fields plenty of requests to see them, as she travels the world telling of her time in the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II. “They ask me questions and ‘Can I give you a hug?” Schloss said this week, sitting in the lobby of a San Francisco hotel, where the London resident is on a California speaking tour. “’I’ve never met a Jew, I’ve never met a Holocaust survivor.’ It’s quite amazing.” If Schloss’ story was simply...
  • Revealed: Derrick Bell's HBO Sci-Fi Blaxploitation Flick

    03/07/2012 9:14:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 3/7/12 | Joel B. Pollak
    Derrick Bell, the man whose scholarship inspired Barack Obama, was the Jeremiah Wright of academia. And a Hollywood cult hero. Bell was one of the chief proponents of Critical Race Theory, a radical doctrine that holds that American legal institutions—including our civil rights laws—perpetuate white supremacy. Bell’s ideas were not only radical, but bizarre. After leaving Harvard (he resigned in 1992), he wrote a racialist, antisemitic fictional essay titled “The Space Traders,” which Ninth Circuit judge Alex Kozinski described in the New York Times with disgust: Imagine, if you will, that space aliens land in the United States and offer...
  • Obama embraces racist, Jew hating professor Derrick Bell...

    03/07/2012 9:18:53 PM PST · by Qbert · 18 replies
    Fire Andrea Mitchell ^ | 3/7/2012 | Fire Andrea Mitchell
    So another radical named Derrick Bell was a  big time pal of Obama. Who was Derrick Bell? He’s dead now, but he was a professor of Law at Harvard University. After leaving Harvard in 1992, he Bell wrote a racialist, antisemitic essay called “The Space Traders” in 1994. HBO, which currently employs misogynist “comedian” Bill Maher, decided to turn this loony essay into a documentary back in the 1990s. The essay was about space aliens coming to earth. Whites would “trade” blacks to the space aliens for gold to pay off the national debt. Bell said Jews would just stand...
  • Anne Frank has been posthumously baptized (Mormon)

    02/21/2012 3:11:31 PM PST · by colorcountry · 61 replies
    Sandra Tanner's Facebook ^ | 2-12-20012 | Helen Radkey
    By HELEN RADKEY Tuesday, February 21, 2012 SALT LAKE CITY - Annelies Marie "Anne" Frank, (June 12, 1929 – March 1945), one of the most renowned Jewish victims of the Holocaust, was posthumously baptized in a Mormon temple, on Saturday, February 18, 2012, under her full name, "Annelies Marie Frank." Mormons have submitted versions of Anne Frank's name at least a dozen times for proxy rites. She has been posthumously baptized in Mormon temples, at least nine times from 1989-1999, and now again in 2012. Anne Frank's latest baptism was performed in the Santo Domingo Dominican Republic (LDS) Temple. Frank...
  • Eva Schloss: Anne Frank's Step-Sister Remembers the Holocaust

    06/28/2011 1:37:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    stv ^ | Thu 23 Jun 2011
    Eva Schloss was just 11-years-old when she met Anne Frank in Amsterdam at the beginning of the Second World War. The two girls became firm friends, until the growing intolerance of the Nazis forced them in to hiding. While Eva hid with her mother in various homes around the city, Anne Frank was famously writing her diary in the annex of her father’s office building. After two years, both families were captured and sent to various camps around Europe. Speaking to STV’s The Hour, Eva Schloss remembered arriving at the camp that would become her home for nine months: “The...
  • Shamed American football star Tiki Barber 'proposes to 24-year-old mistress'

    08/30/2011 11:19:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 30th August 2011
    Disgraced American football star Tiki Barber has proposed to his girlfriend of two years, following sensational claims he left his then-pregnant wife for her...The ex-Giants star proposed to 24-year-old Traci Lynn Johnson over the weekend... Johnson is the former NBC intern for whom Barber, 36, reportedly left his wife Ginny Cha in 2009 when she was pregnant with their twins. ... Cha sued Barber soon after for divorce. She then barred him from the hospital delivery room when she gave birth to their two baby girls in May 2010. Barber got more bad news later in 2010, when NBC declined...
  • Outrage as NFL star Tiki Barber compares his troubles to life of Holocaust victim (Anne Frank)

    05/26/2011 11:02:52 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 26, 2011
    Disgraced American football star Tiki Barber faced fresh controversy today after comparing his fall from grace to the life of Holocaust victim Anne Frank. Speaking to Sports Illustrated, the former Giants star and TV personality, compared living in his Jewish agent's attic to doing a, 'reverse Anne Frank thing.' The comments are the latest in a string of gaffes and scandals that have plagued Barber since his professional playing career ended in 2006. In the Sports Illustrated article Barber, 36, spoke of moving with his 23-year-old girlfriend Traci Johnson into the house of his agent Mark Lepselter. He joked the...
  • Anne Frank museum moving in next door to mosque at Ground Zero

    03/29/2011 10:23:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    daily mail ^ | 3/29/11 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A museum dedicated to Holocaust victim Anne Frank is expected to move almost next door to the proposed controversial mosque at Ground Zero, it was revealed today. The Anne Frank Center is reported to be about to sign a lease in the 20-floor glass and steel tower at 100 Church St. The building's windows overlook Park 51, the planned 16-storey Muslim community centre and mosque at 45 park Place, just two blocks from Ground Zero. The non-profit making Anne Frank Center, which is partnered with the museum in Amsterdam, is currently housed in a loft in SoHo's Crosby Street. Holocaust...
  • New documents found in Anne Frank's family attic

    09/20/2010 11:11:34 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 39 replies
    israelnationalnews.coms ^ | Sept. 20, 2010 | Unattributed
    Excerpt only Website: New documents found in Anne Frank's family atticMore than 6,000 letters, photographs, and documents were recently found in the attic of the Frank family home.
  • Storm Knocks Down Tree That Cheered Anne Frank

    08/23/2010 4:54:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Associated Press/AOL News ^ | 23/8/10 | Toby Sterling
    AMSTERDAM -The monumental chestnut tree that cheered Anne Frank while she was in hiding from the Nazis was toppled by wind and heavy rain on Monday. The once mighty tree, now diseased and rotted through the trunk, snapped about 3 feet (1 meter) above ground and crashed across several gardens. It damaged a brick wall and several sheds, but nearby buildings — including the Anne Frank House museum — escaped unscathed. No one was injured, a museum spokeswoman said. "Someone yelled, 'It's falling. The tree is falling,' and then you heard it go down," said museum spokeswoman Maatje Mostart. "Luckily...
  • Book makes new claims about Anne Frank

    03/22/2010 5:23:28 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies · 667+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3-22-10 | David Horowitz
    Holocaust survivor claims in a new book that Anne Frank distracted younger kids from horrors of war by telling them fairy tales. AMSTERDAM — A Holocaust survivor claims in a new book that Anne Frank distracted younger children from the horrors of a Nazi concentration camp by telling them fairy tales — an account disputed by at least one Frank authority and a childhood friend of the diarist. The story by Berthe Meijer, now 71, of being a 6-year-old inmate of Bergen Belsen crafts a touching portrait of Anne in the final weeks of her life in the German camp,...
  • School system in Va. won't teach version of Anne Frank book

    01/28/2010 8:29:57 PM PST · by ozguy · 36 replies · 1,462+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Friday, January 29, 2010 | Michael Alison Chandler
    Culpeper County public school officials have decided to stop assigning a version of Anne Frank's diary, one of the most enduring symbols of the atrocities of the Nazi regime, after a parent complained that the book includes sexually explicit material and homosexual themes. "The Diary of a Young Girl: the Definitive Edition," which was published on the 50th anniversary of Frank's death in a concentration camp, will not be used in the future, said James Allen, director of instruction for the 7,600-student system. The school system did not follow its own policy for handling complaints about instructional materials, Allen said....
  • Miep Gies, Anne Frank protector, dies at 100

    01/12/2010 5:45:24 PM PST · by Vigilanteman · 6 replies · 521+ views
    CNN World ^ | January 11, 2010 10:57 p.m. EST | Staff
    (CNN) -- Miep Gies, who ensured the diary of Anne Frank did not fall into the hands of Nazis after the teen's arrest, has died. She was 100. Gies was among a team of Dutch citizens who hid the Frank family of four and four others in a secret annex in Amsterdam, Netherlands, during World War II, according to her official Web site, which announced her death Monday. She worked as a secretary for Anne Frank's father, Otto, in the front side of the same Prinsengracht building. The family stayed in the secret room from July 1942 until August 4,...
  • Miep Gies, who helped hide Anne Frank, dies at 100

    01/11/2010 7:08:22 PM PST · by Artemis Webb · 23 replies · 1,350+ views
    AP ^ | 011110 | ARTHUR MAX
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands – Miep Gies, the office secretary who defied the Nazi occupiers to hide Anne Frank and her family for two years and saved the teenager's diary not, has died, the Anne Frank Museum said Tuesday. She was 100. (snip) Gies was the last of the few non-Jews who supplied food, books and good cheer to the secret annex behind the canal warehouse where Anne, her parents, sister and four other Jews hid for 25 months during World War II. After the apartment was raided by the German police, Gies gathered up Anne's scattered notebooks and papers and locked...
  • Anne Frank diary guardian Miep Gies dies aged 100

    01/11/2010 4:48:49 PM PST · by Borges · 17 replies · 1,011+ views
    BBC ^ | 01/11/10
    Miep Gies, the last surviving member of the group who helped protect Anne Frank and her family from the Nazis, has died in the Netherlands aged 100. She and other employees of Anne Frank's father Otto supplied food to the family as they hid in a secret annex above the business premises in Amsterdam. Anne's diary of their life in hiding, which ended in betrayal, is one of the most famous records of the Holocaust. It was rescued by Mrs Gies, who kept it safe until after the war. Miep Gies died in a nursing home after suffering a fall...
  • Anne Frank Diary Offends Lebanon's Hezbollah

    11/06/2009 12:26:19 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 11 replies · 499+ views
    AFP ^ | 11/6/2009 | Natacha Yazbeck
    BEIRUT — Anne Frank's diary has been censored out of a school textbook in Lebanon following a campaign by the militant group Hezbollah claiming the classic work promotes Zionism. The row erupted after Hezbollah learned excerpts of "The Diary of Anne Frank" were included in the textbook used by a private English-language school in western Beirut. Frank wrote the diary while her family hid from Nazi police and sympathizers in an Amsterdam attic from 1942 to 1944. She later died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp at the age of 15, and the diary was published posthumously.
  • A glimpse of Anne Frank, from a window

    10/03/2009 3:56:27 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 10 replies · 1,574+ views
    The Anne Frank House has uploaded a video that provides a fleeting glimpse of Anne Frank on July 22, 1941, roughly a year before she went into hiding with her family. The video shows Anne leaning out of the second-floor window of her Amsterdam home to see her neighbor, who is getting married. The National Post reports that the video has become something of an internet sensation since it was uploaded this past Wednesday. "Nine seconds into the film," the paper adds, "a 13-year-old Anne is seen leaning out of a second-floor window, smiling and looking down at the street...
  • Sole Video Footage of Anne Frank Posted Online

    10/03/2009 3:49:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies · 1,851+ views
    Fox ^ | October 2, 2009
    A video showing the only footage of Anne Frank ever recorded is now available on YouTube. The video, uploaded by the Anne Frank House of Amsterdam on Wednesday, depicts the front of an apartment building where Frank's family lived on July 22, 1941, roughly a year before her family went into hiding in a secret apartment. Frank is seen on video leaning out of the second-floor window of her Amsterdam home to get a glimpse of her neighbor, who is getting married. Click here to see the video. Additional videos of an interview with Frank's father, Otto, and Frank...
  • The only footage of Anne Frank hits the Net

    10/02/2009 3:57:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies · 2,282+ views
    The Star ^ | 10/2/09 | John Sakamoto
    It's silent, in black and white, and only 20 seconds long, but the only known film footage of Anne Frank has already had an international impact since hitting the Internet Wednesday. Shot on July 22 1941 – almost exactly a year before the Frank family went into hiding – the film captures the wedding day of the girl who "lived on the second floor at Merwedeplein 39.
  • Anne Frank guardian reaches 100

    02/15/2009 1:22:55 PM PST · by Borges · 21 replies · 933+ views
    BBC News ^ | 2/15/09
    The last surviving member of the group who helped hide the Jewish girl Anne Frank and her family from the Nazis in Amsterdam has turned 100 years old. Miep Gies was planning a quiet celebration of her birthday with friends and relatives. She said she was not deserving of the attention, and others had done far more to protect Jews in the Netherlands. She paid tribute to "unnamed heroes", picking out her husband Jan for his courageous defiance of the Nazis. "He was a resistance man who said nothing but did a lot. During the war he refused to say...
  • Rescuer of Anne Frank's diary marks 100th birthday

    02/14/2009 9:25:14 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 27 replies · 1,023+ views
    AMSTERDAM Anne Frank called them the Helpers. They provided food, books and good cheer while she and her family hid for two years from the Nazis in a tiny attic apartment.On Sunday, the last surviving helper, Miep Gies, celebrates her 100th birthday, saying she has won more accolades for helping the Frank family than she deserved — as if, she says, she tried to save all the Jews of occupied Holland.
  • Anne Frank Would Have Believed Ahmadinejad, and Looked to America

    03/31/2008 6:49:52 AM PDT · by Invisigoth · 5 replies · 510+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | March 31, 2008 | Jamie Weinstein
    Walking through the annex in Amsterdam where Anne Frank hid from the Nazis, one is taken back to another place in time. It is not a pleasant feeling. It is one of fear and intimidation, death and deliberate destruction on an almost unimaginable scale. The Franks were a Jewish family living in Germany when Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933. Sensing that Jews may have a tough time of it living under the Fuhrer, Otto Frank wisely moved his family to the Netherlands. But the Nazis' ambitions were not confined to Germany alone. Soon after the Nazis took over...
  • Former Classmate Puts a Face on Anne Frank's Lost Love (Love interest 1st photo)

    02/26/2008 8:49:45 AM PST · by barackyroad · 45 replies · 273+ views
    ABC News ^ | 2-25-08 | MAEVA BAMBUCK
    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,...
  • Anne Frank Tree to Stay

    01/23/2008 1:42:33 PM PST · by knighthawk · 9 replies · 325+ views
    NIS News ^ | January 23 2008
    AMSTERDAM, 24/01/08 - The Anne Frank Tree in Amsterdam will be left in place for at least five to ten years. A special construction will support the world-famous chestnut, Arnold Heertje, a committee member of the Support Anne Frank Tree foundation, reported yesterday. The Jewish girl Anne Frank looked out on the chestnut from her hiding place in WWII and wrote about it in her world-famous diary. The announcement at the end of 2007 that the tree would be felled prompted worldwide attention in the media. On the internet, chestnuts from the tree were offered for sale for hundreds of...
  • Anne Frank tree could be saved after all

    11/19/2007 7:46:05 AM PST · by knighthawk · 10 replies · 82+ views
    Radio Netherlands ^ | November 19 2007
    Amsterdam - Tree surgeons are to examine whether the so-called Anne Frank tree in Amsterdam can be supported to prevent it from falling over. Campaigners believe the tree can be saved after all. The chestnut tree that Anne Frank wrote about in her diary has been the subject of fierce debate in the Dutch capital for some time. The capital's city council wanted to cut the tree down next Wednesday, because it is diseased and there are fears it could fall down. Neighbourhood residents and the Tree Foundation want the tree to be saved.
  • Anne Frank tree to be cut down next week in Amsterdam (diseased chestnut tree)

    11/13/2007 11:13:52 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 125+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/13/07 | AFP
    THE HAGUE (AFP) - A diseased chestnut tree that was fondly described by Anne Frank in her diary about life in hiding under Nazi occupation will be cut down next week, Amsterdam officials said Tuesday. "Initially the tree had been granted a reprieve until January but a new report last week showed that only 28 percent of the wood in the trunk was healthy," Ton Boon of the Amsterdam Centrum borough told AFP. "It is irresponsible to leave it standing. The report shows the tree doesn't even need a storm to snap in two," he explained. Although a licence to...
  • Bush Daughter Joins the PC Crowd; Compares Herself to Anne Frank (As If)- Schlussel loses it

    03/09/2007 11:50:55 AM PST · by EveningStar · 261 replies · 8,485+ views
    DebbieSchlussel.com ^ | March 6, 2007 | Debbie Schlussel
    Congratulations, Jenna Bush. You, too, have joined the PC crowd. Wow, your parents really taught you well...
  • German trial over Anne Frank book

    02/26/2007 11:43:52 AM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 21 replies · 678+ views
    BBB ^ | Monday, February 28, 2007
    The Diary of Anne Frank was displayed on the judge's desk A suspected German neo-Nazi has admitted publicly burning a copy of Anne Frank's diary, at the start of his trial with six others.The suspects are accused of inciting racial hatred and disparaging the dead. Prosecutors in the eastern German city of Magdeburg said Lars Konrad, 25, threw the book onto a bonfire during a summer solstice party in June 2006. Anne Frank wrote her diary while she and her family hid from the Nazis in an attic in Amsterdam during World War II. The indictment says the public...
  • Why America Closed Its Doors to Anne Frank

    02/20/2007 5:43:48 AM PST · by SJackson · 129 replies · 2,114+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2-20-07 | Dr. Rafael Medoff
    A new chapter in the teenager's tragic saga. Anne Frank's family tried to escape the Nazis by immigrating to America - but they were turned away. This extraordinary new chapter in the teenager's tragic saga emerges from seventy-eight newly-discovered documents from the correspondence of Anne's father, Otto Frank. They detail his efforts, in 1941, to gain permission to bring his family to the United States. The new correspondence presents an opportunity - and an obligation - to tell the rest of the story. At the time of the correspondence, the Franks were living in exile in Holland, having fled their...
  • Neo-Nazis hijack gala to burn Anne Frank diary

    07/05/2006 10:07:26 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 38 replies · 1,090+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | July 4, 2006
    German neo-Nazis tore up and burned a copy of The Diary of Anne Frank after hijacking a traditional gala. Around 100 skinheads cheered and shouted Sieg Heil as the most poignant memoir of the Holocaust years went up in flames. They also burned a U.S. flag and sang banned Nazi songs. Germans were horrified by the latest outrage from the far Right, which comes as the country rides a new wave of peaceful patriotism as it hosts the World Cup. Uwe Hornburg, a prosecutor investigating the incident, said: 'I am appalled. In 20 years as a prosecutor I have never...
  • Letters Show Different Side of Anne Frank

    04/12/2006 3:13:07 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 15 replies · 1,201+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11 April 06 | ARTHUR MAX
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (April 11) - Any father of a headstrong 14-year-old girl might recognize the words: "Just leave me alone, if you don't want me to stop trusting you for good." The furious letter from Anne Frank to her father, Otto, was written nearly two years after the Frank family locked itself into a concealed apartment to escape deportation by the Nazi army occupying the Netherlands. Never displayed before, the two-page letter in Anne's careful script is part of an exhibition of letters, postcards and family notes - with ink stains, water spots and ragged edges - which opens Wednesday...
  • Anne Frank's life in letters at Amsterdam museum

    04/11/2006 7:10:34 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies · 322+ views
    (AFP) - ^ | ue Apr 11, 9:54 AM ET
    AMSTERDAM (AFP) - A special exhibition of Anne Frank's letters here reveals the fiercely independent spirit of the Jewish girl whose diary of life in hiding in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam made her world famous. "I am independent in both body and mind. I don't need a mother anymore and I have emerged from the struggle as a stronger person", the young author of the "Diary of Anne Frank" wrote in one of the letters, on display in a show opening Wednesday at the Amsterdam Historical Museum. The letter was written to her father who was critical of her budding romantic feelings...
  • The Moslem Riots: Why we own them nothing

    02/09/2006 5:14:22 PM PST · by Anne_Conn · 23 replies · 988+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Thursday, February 9, 2006 | Beryl Wajsman
    "I prefer mass caricature to mass censorship." With these words French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy boldly stated the case for western liberal pluralism over eastern theocratic tyranny. The current overkill of "outrage" by Moslems protesting the cartoons of Mohammed published in a Danish newspaper not only brings into stark relief the clash of civilizations we are engaged in, but also underlines the degree of lies and manipulations to which radical Moslem leaders will go in order to incite violence.
  • The danger of Anne Frank Syndrome

    01/29/2006 9:29:29 AM PST · by Salem · 26 replies · 804+ views
    Bookworm Room (Blogspot) ^ | 27 January, 2006 | "Bookworm"
    The danger of Anne Frank Syndrome On July 15, 1944, after having spent exactly two years in hiding from the Nazis, Anne Frank wrote her most famous words:It'’s a wonder I haven'’t abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart. It'’s utterly impossible for me to build my life on a foundation of chaos, suffering and death. I see the world being slowly transformed into a wilderness, I hear the approaching thunder that, one day, will destroy...
  • This Day In History,August 4,1944,Anne Frank and her family arrested by Gestapo

    08/04/2005 1:52:12 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 6 replies · 1,146+ views
    historychannel.com ^ | August 4, 2005 | historychannel.com
    Acting on tip from a Dutch informer, the Nazi Gestapo captures 15-year-old Jewish diarist Anne Frank and her family in a sealed-off area of an Amsterdam warehouse. The Franks had taken shelter there in 1942 out of fear of deportation to a Nazi concentration camp. They occupied the small space with another Jewish family and a single Jewish man, and were aided by Christian friends, who brought them food and supplies. Anne spent much of her time in the "secret annex" working on her diary. The diary survived the war, overlooked by the Gestapo that discovered the hiding place, but...
  • Anne Frank, an American Citizen? A New Yorker's Quest To Make It So

    12/31/2004 3:28:11 PM PST · by wagglebee · 22 replies · 6,285+ views
    NY Sun ^ | 12/31/04 | MEGHAN CLYNE
    Her diary is said to be the second most read book worldwide, after the Bible. It has been translated into 67 languages and transformed into several stage and screen productions. It enshrined its teenage author as one of the 20th century's greatest witnesses to one of history's darkest evils, and it has been a beacon to others imprisoned by fanaticism and hate. Despite all Anne Frank accomplished, however, it appears that nearly 60 years after her death from typhus in Bergen-Belsen, she remains as stateless as she was when hidden away in her "Secret Annex" in the Netherlands, or wasting...
  • Another Tack: The follow-up crime

    12/09/2004 3:53:31 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 175+ views
    JERUSALEM POST.COM ^ | DECEMBER 2, 2004 | SARAH HONIG
    Occasionally in our existence bureaucratic inflexibility and legal technicalities deserve unstinting praise. Like the dry ruling by the Dutch Justice Ministry that the country's citizenship can't be conferred on the dead. It's our cue to heave a sigh of relief and cheer common sense, even if bound in red tape. Dutch officialdom stated the obvious in response to an impudent initiative to make Anne Frank a citizen of the Netherlands nearly 60 years after a Dutchman betrayed her, leading to her deportation and miserable death at Bergen-Belsen - before her 16th birthday. The rationale for the posthumous naturalization is to...
  • Rare Anne Frank photos, film made available online

    04/26/2004 3:27:36 PM PDT · by yonif · 21 replies · 361+ views
    Haaretz ^ | April 27, 2004 | AFP
    Rare photographs and a short film of Anne Frank, whose diary of her time in hiding in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam made her a symbol of the Holocaust, are now available online, the Anne Frank House said Sunday. The foundation's website -- www.annefrank.org -- features the only existing film footage of the young Jewish girl, taken in 1941 before her family went into hiding during the World War II occupation. The black-and-white clip shows Anne Frank leaning from a balcony, watching the wedding preparations of one of her neighbors. The site also includes photographs and testimony from family friends and neighbors --...
  • If Anne Frank Only Knew ... (Mega barf Alert)

    03/05/2004 4:35:25 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 7 replies · 191+ views
    CBS News.com ^ | Feb. 26, 2004 | CBS News
    CBS) If you want to hear "hate" coming out of the mouths of school kids, go to the schools of North Korea, as a Dutch television crew did, and you'll hear hate from that country's teenagers directed at the United States. Western television reporters rarely get into North Korea, but remarkably they let a Dutch television crew in to see how they're using Holland's most famous book, “The Diary of Anne Frank.” That diary, of her life in hiding during World War II, is now being studied in North Korea's schools. But Anne Frank's plea for peace and freedom got...
  • Sharon and Hitler share space at Anne Frank house

    01/28/2004 8:04:28 AM PST · by yonif · 32 replies · 228+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jan. 28, 2004 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    A photo of PM Ariel Sharon alongside one of Adolf Hitler is currently being exhibited at the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam, reported Army Radio Wednesday. The photos are presented as part of an exhibition on 'borderline cases' aimed at testing the borders between freedom of expression and discrimination, according to the museum's spokesman. Viewers are shown a video, in which demonstrators held a poster of Hitler and Sharon in protest over Israel's policies in the Palestinian territories. They are then asked to vote on whether in the name of fighting racism, freedom of speech may be infringed on.