Anne Frank’s Legacy
Had she not died in a Nazi concentration camp at the age of 15, today would have been the 80th birthday of Anne Frank, the young German girl whose diary gave us a powerful glimpse into the lives of Jews during the Holocaust. Her autobiography has become required reading in many classrooms around the country, and her death is a powerful reminder about the dangers of hatred and discrimination. With the added news this week of a tragic attack on the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., some teachers are taking time to talk with their students about the Holocaust and concepts like racism and anti-Semitism.