Monday, September 30, 2013

Peres Says Read Anne Frank

By Micah Halpern
I've Been Thinking:
Israeli President Shimon Peres is in the Netherlands.

His first stop after arriving was the Anne Frank House. It is home in which a young girl named Anne described life in a secret room as she and her family hid from the Nazis before the entire family was deported to the death camps. It is the home made famous by the book called "Diary of a Young Girl."

Peres made a very insightful comment while at the House.

Peres said that he doubted that the leadership of Iran or Syria had read the diary.

The implication of this comment is that reading the diary written by young Anne Frank would immediately lend a sense of deep connection to the dangers of mass murder.

Anne Frank is a symbol of the grandeur of the human spirit as it confronts the horrors of mass murder. In her case, mass murder came in the guise of the Nazis. 

Read my new book THUGS. It's easy. Just click.
To reprint my essays contact sales (at) Follow MicahHalpern on Twitter

No comments:

Post a Comment