Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Is Anne Frank Rocking & Rolling...

In her grave?

In WWII a fascist ideology swept Europe and those who were its scapegoats and opposed it were targeted for "removal". We all know the story Anne and her family hid from the Nazis in Amsterdam but were eventually found. The Nazis are dead but the memory of Anne's life in hiding remain.

I spent a good part of a day in Amsterdam. The tour I was on drove by the residence where Anne Frank was hiding and our tour guide pointed it out with pride. I wonder if that tour guide bubbles with the same pride.

Has it changed though? Were there many Anne Franks in the Netherlands or was Anne Franke an anomaly? Were the Dutch resisting the Nazis or would have resistance against the Nazis interfered with retirement or what?