Montessori 1941.

“..reports of ..dreadful things being done to ..Jews are getting worse by” Anne Frank.

There is a literary quality to Anne’s work. She has such great merit that is way above and beyond any literary distraction. We should be more concerned with the moral and ethical eminence of Anne’s words than with any grammatical nuances that may occur. Only truth has immortality while distortion is as mortal as the lie it attempts to promote! Anne’s truth has lasted the test of time. The threat to distort her message has been driven to the fringe where those who seek to deny her relevance, putrify all of History. Anne Frank stands proud along with a host of Writers on The Holocaust.

“..long lines of good ..innocent people ..accompanied by crying children ..walking on and on ..ordered about by a handful of men who bully and beat them until they nearly drop. No one is spared. ..sick ..elderly ..children ..babies ..pregnant women ..all ..marched to their death. “ Anne Frank.

I would encourage all to read the works of Primo Levi and Elie Wiesel, even if they have no interest in The Holocaust as such. Certainly, as with all of those who advocate Remembrance of the Jews of The Holocaust, Anne Frank is at the forefront of so many Writers who wish to add to the meaning of The Holocaust. For us today, we should clearly understand the message of Anne is the hope for all future generations. For Anne, while she could barely aspire toward living to see life beyond her Young years, her own heart-felt plea must be learned. From the catastrophe that was to befall the Jews of Europe, and that includes the destruction of Anne herself, along with 6,000,000 of Her own People; the World must come to terms with such a tragedy.

“..I get frightened myself when I think of close friends who are now at ..mercy of ..cruelest monsters ever to stalk ..all because they’re Jews.” Anne Frank.

For me, Anne is a beacon of light from within the bleakness of The Holocaust and she will light our path, should we choose the righteous way forward? We should not merely analyse Anne’s statements and take away from their meaning. Any critical analysis of the word can too easily overlook the detailed emphasis on human betrayal, on the sense of loss, on the isolation and certainly from the feeling that she must have felt, of the hatred for Herself and her fellow Jews. That despising feeling was clearly expressed, and by so many in this world, who overtly displayed such detestation toward the Jewish People, that Anne could touch the tangibility of that hatred so visibly.

“..poor people are being shipped off to filthy slaughterhouses like a herd of sick and neglected cattle. But I’ll say no more on ..subject. My own thoughts give me nightmares!” Anne Frank.

We can so concur with Anne on so many levels, and from this privileged position of perspective, which retrospection delivers to us. Knowing too that the fate of 6,000,000 Jews was surrendered to mankind’s more base incline, we can all add weight to Anne’s clarion call for an acceptance of more understanding and a humane and compassionate concern toward all of humanity. Words should always articulate the heart-felt meaning of truth and honesty and that essential integrity which has been ordained by God. Anne did all of that in her truthful words and she used them to isolate us.

“..Hungary has been occupied by German troops. ..still a million Jews living there ..they too are doomed.” Anne Frank.

Upon searching out our own sense of morality it becomes obvious we were divorced from the compassionate humanity she must have felt had so abandoned her. Anne indeed has a compassionate literary merit and it is in expressing the need for us to obey the call to Tolerance. For us to never allow Indifference to become the mark of humanity, we need to learn the lesson of The Holocaust and acknowledge the guilt that belongs to those who “looked the other way” in the Jewish hour of direst need.

“..we’re Jews in chains chained to one spot ..without ..rights ..with a thousand obligations. ..put our feelings aside brave ..strong ..bear discomfort without complaint .. do whatever is in our power in God. One day this terrible war will be over. ..time will come when we’ll be people again and not just Jews!” Anne Frank.

The Diary of Anne Frank: Critical Edition