Elizabeth Browder

Thank you, Anne Frank

Last night, I watched a program entitled “Anne Frank’s Holocaust”. It was a film, as it title states, that talked about Anne Frank and her family and her death. Such a young life taken far too early.

Anne Frank’s story has always been one that makes me pause and think about what might have been. What else might she have written? She had so much promise.

But alas, we will never find out. Just like we will never find out the promise fulfilled of the other millions of children who died in the Holocaust.

The death of a child is heartbreaking to me. Unfullfilled promise. Untapped potential. The death of millions of children..My G-d, who can do this? What kind of evil can purposely kill millions of children and make it seem like “oh I was just doing my job”. I cannot fathom the evil that does that. I will not allow myself to.

The program touched something in me, just like the “Diary of a Young Girl”. The pages of that book changed my life. It made me aware of what happened then and opened a passion for never forgetting so it never happens again.

And for that, Anne Frank, I thank you. Thank you for writing your diary. Thank you for sharing your life with all of us. You will never be forgotten. And your memory is definitely a blessing to us all.

About the Author
Elizabeth is a nurse by profession, and a parent of a dog who thinks she is human. She likes lots of things. She may write about them.