“On the contrary, the runaway success of Anne Frank’s diary depended on playing down her Jewish identity”

MOSAIC
Anne Frank, the Beloved Victim of the Nazis Who Never Had the Chance to Write about the Holocaust
October 31, 2018

…This disturbing idea [that “people love dead Jews”] was suggested by an incident this past spring at the Anne Frank House…When a young employee at the Anne Frank House in 2017 tried to wear his yarmulke to work, his employers told him to hide it under a baseball cap. The museum’s managing director told newspapers that a live Jew in a yarmulke might “interfere” with the museum’s “independent position.” The museum finally relented after deliberating for six months, which seems like a rather long time for the Anne Frank House to ponder whether it was a good idea to force a Jew into hiding. READ MORE

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