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Image: Anne Frank, holocaustedu.org
From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

Lessons from Holocaust Center Exhibit Anne Frank: A History for Today


Last fall, the U.S. experienced an alarming spike in hate crimes – almost 900 incidents were reported between November 8th and November 18th. On November 30, dozens of “white pride” posters were found around the UCF campus. And in the first week of January, Maitland’s Jewish Community Center campus and preschool were evacuated twice in one week for bomb threats. Without venturing a theory as to what’s made America hate again, it’s clear that bigots suddenly feel validated. Many commentators, including Anne Frank’s stepsister, Auschwitz survivor Eva Schloss, have observed parallels to the rise of Nazism in Germany a century ago. Anne Frank’s best-known statement is “In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.” …
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