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Wed Jun 12, 2019, 02:26 PM

9. Broken lives and hearts.

I learned about Anne Frank at a very young age through the 1959 movie and it left an indelible mark on my heart that still grieves.
I recently finished a remarkable account of D-Day by Jonathan Mayo (highly recommend) and in it Mr. Mayo includes Anne Frank monitoring the events of that day via a radio in the Frank's hideout in Amsterdam.
Anne and her sister Margot are excited about the invasion and hopeful that their ordeal will soon be over. Margot, aloud, says that perhaps she will be able to go back to school in September or October.
Barely two months later, the monsters show up and we all know the rest.
Anne's mother, Edith (same name as my mom) will be murdered in Auschwitz. Margot and Anne, after untold atrocities, will die at Bergen-Belson, also murdered by the very monsters that we now see roaming the world again.
Miraculously Otto, Anne's father, survives to tell the story.
The brave soldiers from the UK, Canada, the USA, and France weren't aware of the atrocities that lay ahead as they battled against the formidable defenses along the Atlantic "wall". When General George Patton first came upon the Ohrdruf concentration camp - the forst to be liberated - he became physically ill and ordered his men, as many as possible, to see what he saw.
Millions, as we know now, were murdered by these sub-humans. Somehow, Anne Franks still lives on and we all owe it to her to never forget.

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