“Who would ever think that so much went on the soul of a young girl?” Anne Frank
I came upon this link some weeks ago and have been wanting to post it ever since. It is the only surviving film footage of Anne Frank and I find it haunting, riveting, and oddly beautiful. Anne, ironically, is the Christ figure of the Holocaust. By dying, she gave us back something of ourselves. She made us look into the blackest part of our hearts and hate what we saw there – but without dragging us into a state of self-loathing. Anne forgave us – those of us who persecuted her, who stood idly by, or who simple didn’t know, or didn’t want to know. And by believing that we are good, she helped us strive to be better.