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March 22, 2017

A new generation of young people is learning about Anne Frank

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 9:02 am

You can read the latest news about the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/21/arts/design/anne-frank-house-anti-semitism.html

The photo below shows the Anne Frank house, which is the second house on the left side of the photo.

Photo of Anne Frank house copied from news article

My photo of the Anne Frank house

Note that the photo included in the news article was taken from the middle of the canal that runs past the Anne Frank house. I was standing on the bank of the canal, risking my life, as I took my photo of the house. Earlier, I had taken a trip on a boat, down the canal, hoping that I could get a photo of the house, but the boat sped past the house, going down the middle of the canal.

My photo of the front door of the house

The following quote is from the news article:

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Museums that preserve and present the truth are also fighting revisionists and Holocaust deniers who are increasingly vocal on the internet, and who are confusing the public, at a time when firsthand accounts of the Holocaust are fading.

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I am one of those revisionists and Holocaust deniers who are confusing the public.

This quote is also from the news article:

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Early this month, the museum announced that it would expand the educational facilities and visitor entrance by 20 percent, redesign the entry halls and enhance exhibitions to provide more historical context. The project will cost around 10 million euros (about $10.7 million) and unfold during the next two years while the museum remains open.

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Phase 1 of the [Anne Frank house] redesign began this month, when curators installed an introduction video at the start of the museum tour. It underscores the basics, explaining that Frank was born in Germany and her family fled to Amsterdam when she was 4 after the election of the National Socialist Party [Nazi].

“Germany became an anti-Semitic dictatorship in which opponents feared for their lives and Jews were systematically persecuted,” the narrator explains in the video. “The Nazi leader was Adolf Hitler.”

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Wait a minute! That’s not the whole story! Anne Frank’s father was a fugitive from justice because he had been caught cheating his banking customers. He and his criminal brother tried to escape trial by going to America on the last ship that was rescuing criminal Jews. Ottos’s brother got in, but Ottto was turned away. That’s when he high-tailed it to Amsterdam to escape prison.

 

12 Comments »

  1. You can chat with an Anne Frank bot now:

    http://www.jta.org/2017/03/21/news-opinion/world/anne-frank-house-facebook-partner-on-chat-bot-with-teenage-diarist

    Comment by blake121666 — March 24, 2017 @ 6:09 pm

  2. I guess you can safely say and the rest of the story is…..
    There always has to be a face to the Holohoax and they got theirs with Ann.
    Her life as documented was pretty bland but now she’s been made a rock star.

    JR

    Comment by Jim Rizoli — March 22, 2017 @ 9:15 am

    • You wrote; “documented was pretty bland but now she’s been made a rock star.”

      I read the Diary of Anne Frank shortly after it was published. At the time that I first read the book, I was impressed by the quality of the writing. At that time, the book was classified as fiction in the library where I checked out the book.

      Comment by furtherglory — March 22, 2017 @ 9:31 am

      • Fairly recent the Anne Frank Foundation tried to get the rights on the book extended on the basis “that is was not just written by her” So a bit of fake just like the House, where most is reconstructed and few things are as they were…

        Comment by Dr Kim — March 23, 2017 @ 7:07 am

        • You wrote: “Fairly recent the Anne Frank Foundation tried to get the rights on the book extended on the basis “that is was not just written by her”

          I remember the first time that I read the book, in 1955, when I knew nothing about the Holocaust or Anne Frank. I was astounded that the writing was so good. Now you are telling me that she had help in writing the book. How do you know this?

          Comment by furtherglory — March 23, 2017 @ 7:38 am

          • There was a small article in the Dutch press that said the Anne Frank Association had tried to get an extension of the rights on this basis. There were no comments and in the following days there was no reference to it in the papers. But as far as I know Otto Frank added some text and Otto also tried to get parts rewritten by an American screenwriter.

            Comment by Dr Kim — March 24, 2017 @ 3:05 am

            • Some more info on good old Ann….

              http://www.wvwnews.net/content/index.php?/news_story/anne_frank_fraud.html

              JR

              Comment by Jim Rizoli — March 24, 2017 @ 8:52 am

              • I wrote about Anne’s diary being a fraud on this blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2010/02/19/the-dairy-of-anne-frank-is-it-authentic/

                Comment by furtherglory — March 24, 2017 @ 9:14 am

                • I personally have NO interest in Ann Franks diary……Who wrote it how it was written ball point ink, or with a feather….. means NOTHING to me.
                  It has not much of a basis for the HoloHoax either…..She was in Auschwitz then transferred to Bergen Belsen and died there ….BIG DEAL!
                  Why is her story woth more than all the other people stories who were ther? Simple….Good PR…..
                  They found a story that they could latch onto and make a lot f money with while playing up the suffering of all Jews…
                  If it wasn’t Ann it would of been someone else.
                  BORING!

                  JR

                  Comment by Jim Rizoli — March 24, 2017 @ 9:26 am

                • You wrote: “I personally have NO interest in Ann Franks diary”

                  You have no interest because it is the dairy of a YOUNG GIRL. If it were the Diary of a Young Boy, you might be interested in it.

                  Comment by furtherglory — March 24, 2017 @ 9:41 am

                • Actually NO, I’m not into diaries of anyone.
                  Just interested in facts dealing with history of important events.

                  JR

                  Comment by Jim Rizoli — March 24, 2017 @ 12:08 pm

            • You wrote: “Otto Frank added some text and Otto also tried to get parts rewritten by an American screenwriter.”

              Version C in the Critical Edition is the diary as edited by Otto Frank who chose entries from both version A and version B, publishing it as “Het Achterhuis” in 1947. In 1952, version C was published by Doubleday & Co. in America under the title “Anne Frank: the Diary of a Young Girl.”

              As published in The Critical Edition, Anne’s entry for October 9, 1942 in version B, the rewrite, which is also used as the entry for that date in version C, which was published in 1947 by Otto Frank:

              Comment by furtherglory — March 24, 2017 @ 9:03 am


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