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The Diary of Anne Frank

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...

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.

Who Needs Anne Frank?

Dana Sachs | Posted 05.08.2013 | Books
Dana Sachs

My son's connection to World War II in 2010 was very different from mine in 1975 or my parents' in the 1950s. Jesse's Anne Frank is not my Anne Frank, and my Anne Frank is not my parents'.

10 Best-Selling Books That Were Originally Rejected

Posted 12.06.2011 | Books

From Flavorwire Anyone who has ever wanted to work in a creative field, be it writing, painting or playing music has been told they’d better deve...

World Figures Who Died In 2010 (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Polish president noted for his anti-communist stance. A British fashion designer beloved by A-list stars for his cutting-edge style. A Dutch office ...

Never Again: Ten Great Holocaust Films You May Have Missed

John Farr | Posted 06.20.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

We should all periodically revisit the best books and films on the Holocaust, however unpleasant, to keep our own awareness, watchfulness, and revulsion very much alive. There is no shortage of worthy choices.

Fiction about Real People: Some Thoughts Related to Sharon Dogar's Annexed

Monica Edinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Monica Edinger

Sharon Dogar's Annexed has been testing me personally. A work of historical fiction, Dogar sensitively and thoughtfully imagines what Peter Van Pels,...

Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree Knocked Down

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AMSTERDAM — The monumental chestnut tree that cheered Anne Frank while she was in hiding from the Nazis was toppled by wind and heavy rain on Mo...

The World Is Full of Ground Zeroes

William Spear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
William Spear

After 9/11 and in the years since, I've watched the anti-Muslim drumbeat intensify in ways that impact multitudes of innocent people.

Ten Books That Influenced Me: In a Blink

Lea Lane | Posted 07.11.2013 | Books
Lea Lane

When I got my MA in English Lit I had to read more than 100 great works. I was 22, and didn't have much of an idea about the great themes or historical context. I was overwhelmed and pretty clueless. But the following books changed my life

Anne Frank May Have Told

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

AMSTERDAM — A Holocaust survivor claims in a new book that Anne Frank distracted younger children from the horrors of a Nazi concentration camp by t...

The Anniversary of Auschwitz's Liberation: Virginia Censors Anne Frank

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

That Virginia would go so far as to restrict access to Anne Frank's unexpurgated thoughts is another sign of what's amiss in America today.

Why I Failed As an Atheist

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

I tried to believe in nothing. And I failed.

Remembering Anne Frank, Who Would Have Been 80 This Week

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

Anne Frank was a brilliant, budding writer. We can only imagine what this perceptive, creative girl would have accomplished had she lived to celebrate her 80th birthday, on June 12.