Monday, October 5, 2009

Anne Frank has gone viral...

What a strange world we live in. Rare film footage of the young girl whose diary became one of the most moving pieces of Holocaust literature has gone "viral."



I find myself undeniably moved by the fact that the brief glimpse we have of Anne Frank in motion was shot to memorialize the wedding of a neighbor. Love and life amid the gathering storm clouds. The world depicted in that video seems unbearably normal.

And yet all hell was about to break loose.

Some links:

NY Times story on the clip

The Anne Frank Museum (If you ever have a chance to climb the steep stairs up to the secret annex, it's an experience I highly recommend.)

From Anne's diary: "Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."

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