Wednesday, 8 June 2011
Legacy: Anne Frank
Writing in a diary is a really strange experience for someone like me. Not only because I've never written anything before, but also because it seems to me that later on neither I nor anyone else will be interested in the musings of a thirteen-year-old schoolgirl. Oh well, it doesn't matter. I feel like writing, and I have an even greater need to get all kinds of things off my chest.
'Paper has more patience than people.'
Anne Frank's diary is important to many people and is a tremendous legacy. We can use Anne’s words to talk about feelings, about growing up and family relationships because Anne wrote about all of these things.
Anne’s diary remains an inspiration to people today because even though Anne knew what was happening to her Jewish friends and neighbours, and even though she was trapped in the 'Secret Annex' Anne always believed in the true goodness of people.
The words and ideals of this young girl from sixty years ago remind us that we need to respect each other and appreciate and understand each other's differences.
An interesting website to find out more information about Anne Frank and the time she lived in can be found here http://tinyurl.com/6dau6a3