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Anne Frank

How Visiting the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam Made Me Feel

The GypsyNesters | Posted 12.16.2014 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

The Diary of a Young Girl was the first coming-of-age story I'd ever read. Thankfully, I got my hands on it years prior to a mandatory school assigned reading (as a young voracious reader, I ate those up too - but for some reason those assigned books always lacked shine). Anne's diary hit me hard.

Why These Teachers Are Assigning Banned Books

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 09.26.2014 | Books

While some parents want certain books removed from schools, teachers are remembering the important reasons to keep them in the classroom. This week...

Seeing Beyond the Physical Appearance of Life

Susan Ann Darley | Posted 11.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Ann Darley

In order to free ourselves from appearances of life that terrify and horrify us we need to be guided by our hearts and humanity, which often see more than our eyes. To go beyond the images of war, cruelty and unsettling tragedies we need to go deeper and higher.

What Anne Frank Taught Me About Israel's War With Gaza

Elad Nehorai | Posted 09.28.2014 | Religion
Elad Nehorai

Why has Israel built an unparalleled army? Because without such an army, it would have been wiped out. Why do AIPAC and such organizations have such influence? Because there is a much bigger lobby, the lobby of historic antisemitism, that has existed for ages.

Where Are the Stories of Girls?

Pam Allyn | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact
Pam Allyn

This call to action rings as true today as it did over 70 years ago. The power lies with us, the people. Listening to stories, honoring them, and valuing the power of a young girl's voice cannot wait.

'At Least as Important as Anne Frank': New Holocaust Diary Emerges in San Francisco

Laura Paull | Posted 07.05.2014 | Religion
Laura Paull

I think I understand why Rywka Lipszyc's diary of life in the Lodz ghetto stops cold on April 12, 1944, in the middle of a sentence, even though she had months to go before being deported to Auschwitz.

And the Last Shall Be First

Francis Levy | Posted 06.04.2014 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Think about all auspicious personalities whose last names are typical first names. At the top of the list you have Anne Frank and Pope Francis. But th...

The Enduring Power of Anne Frank's Message on the Anniversary of Her Death

K. Ford K. | Posted 05.31.2014 | Impact
K. Ford K.

The tall, narrow houses on Prinsengracht canal all looked the same, but the Anne Frank House was easy to spot. None of us spoke the same language, but all of us had read Anne Frank's diary and all of us were on this unintentional pilgrimage together.

Karski's Story of a Secret State -- A Primer on the Polish Ethos

Alex Storozynski | Posted 05.28.2014 | Books
Alex Storozynski

First published in 1944, Karski's book reads like a spy novel on steroids. But you can't make this stuff up. The truth is indeed more horrible than fiction.

Beyonce And Jay Z Visit Anne Frank House In Amsterdam

Posted 03.21.2014 | Celebrity

Beyonce performed at Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome this week and stopped by the city's Anne Frank House to pay tribute. Bey was joined by her husband Jay Z, ...

Common Core and the Holocaust

Alan Singer | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
Alan Singer

The reading list for the New York State Common Core English/Language Arts curriculum looks like someone took a handful of darts and through them at a wall with boxes labeled with different grade levels. There are no discernible themes and at a first glance no patterns at all.

Marbles That Belonged To Anne Frank Re-Discovered

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 02.04.2014 | World

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Shortly before Anne Frank and her family went into hiding from the Nazis, she gave some of her toys to a non-Jewish girlfriend who ...

Words to Young Writers

April Brucker | Posted 02.10.2014 | Books
April Brucker

Someone pointed out that the world doesn't always welcome creative people, and adults often discourage that path. What would I tell a young writer? That was a very good question.

Margot

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Kristin Meekhof

Margot has a compulsive fixation in being non-Jewish. She obsessively worries that someone will notice her arm, tattooed by the Nazis, so she literally with a sweater, keeps herself under wraps. The sweater serves as a thin veil to keep her apart from others.

Then-And-Now Photos Of Anne Frank's Amsterdam Will Stop You In Your Tracks

Posted 11.01.2013 | Arts

Anne Frank touched the furthest corners of the world with her intimate and brave diary entries, which document the atrocities of the Holocaust with un...

Miri Ben-Ari: The Silence of the Violin

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 12.29.2013 | Impact
Miri Ben-Ari

My mother once said that we must understand where we are coming from in order to better understand who we are in this life. It took me many years to understand what she meant.

First Nighter: Donald Margulies's Hard-Hitting "Model Apartment" a Model Production

David Finkle | Posted 12.15.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Depending on when you see -- or have seen -- The Model Apartment, you will either think playwright Donald Margulies has shifted gears to or shifted them from his list of strong-minded domestic dramas.

3 Reasons Why Every American Should See 12 Years a Slave

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Lisa Kaas Boyle

This film is an artistic wonder, and so necessary to the discussion of America's past and present. I hope you will see it with your own eyes and share your thoughts with me and everyone you know.

The Last Train to Auschwitz (Revisited)

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.03.2013 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

As Rosh Hashanah -- sometimes referred to as the "day of judgment" -- starts tomorrow evening and as we continue to debate the atrocious gassing of...

LOOK: On This Day In 1942, History Was Made

Posted 06.12.2013 | World

On June 12, 1942, a teenaged girl received a red, checkered autograph book as a present for her 13th birthday. 71 years later, Anne Frank's diary has ...

10 Real World Princesses Who Don't Need Disney Glitter

David Trumble | Posted 11.20.2013 | Parents
David Trumble

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Anne Frank, Puberty and... Pornography?

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 07.13.2013 | Books
Dr. Logan Levkoff

I was 10 when I read The Diary of Anne Frank. As a Jewish girl, I grew up with the story of Anne. She could have been me; she could have been any of us. The idea that this work could be deemed pornographic is beyond insulting.

Anne Frank's Diary Too Pornographic For 7th Grade, Claims Parent

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 05.02.2013 | Books

Since being published in the Netherlands in 1947, "The Diary of Anne Frank" has become a staple in American classrooms. But that may be changing for s...

Ominous Clouds Hover Once Again Over Europe

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 06.24.2013 | World
Menachem Rosensaft

Sixty-eight years after the liberation of Bergen-Belsen, 68 years after the end of the Holocaust, we may not ignore a disturbing resurgence of racist and neo-fascist political groups in at least three countries that belong to both the European Union and NATO.

The Climate For Muslims, After The Boston Bombings

Anya Cordell | Posted 06.22.2013 | Religion
Anya Cordell

In the wake of the Boston bombings, Muslim parents fear for their children at school. Muslim women are discussing whether it is necessary to "pass" (remove their headscarfs), to be safe. How many innocent people will be teased, harassed or assaulted?