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It was Anne who fell into the wrong hands
February 4, 2014 4:53 PM   Subscribe


 
What a beautiful little collection; it looks so carefully curated. Heartbreaking.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 4:56 PM on February 4


They don't make marble boxes like they used to.
posted by oceanjesse at 4:58 PM on February 4


I'd love to see the tea set that Anne also gave to her friend for safekeeping.
posted by orange swan at 5:10 PM on February 4


Oooh, that title is heart-wrenching.
posted by amaire at 5:27 PM on February 4 [2 favorites]


Moortje is a great name for a cat.
posted by Joey Michaels at 5:33 PM on February 4 [2 favorites]


If it were a white cat, perhaps. Are some of those marbles stone, d'ya think?
posted by cookie-k at 5:52 PM on February 4


I was in a production of The Diary of Anne Frank just a couple of years ago (as Mr. Kraler), and every physical remnant of those families' lives that I see just makes me feel something shift inside.
posted by xingcat at 6:23 PM on February 4 [1 favorite]


I lost my marbles many years ago.
posted by w0mbat at 6:41 PM on February 4 [1 favorite]


Always wondered why Anne's cat didn't go with them, but Peter's did.
posted by Melismata at 6:59 AM on February 5


Anne's story is such an important one to tell and tell and tell again. The Holocaust was such a huge and overwhelming thing to process, that kind of utterly human story is needed to personalize it.

Having these tangible pieces of her life around, though... I don't know how to feel about that. It's important, I guess, but I almost feel there's this sort of tragedy-porn involved.

It's a tough subject and I don't know how I feel about it or how I should feel about it.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 8:02 AM on February 5


Having these tangible pieces of her life around, though...

I think they make it personal and viscerally real. As someone said: it reminds you that this wasn't a mythic figure who was concocted in order to die and provide a lesson to us all. She was a normal little girl who had toys and a kitty.
posted by Dreadnought at 9:52 AM on February 5 [1 favorite]


It's a tough subject and I don't know how I feel about it or how I should feel about it.

AFAIC, there's no one right way to feel. Human beings are complicated creatures with complicated emotions. I can understand why you might feel like it's a little bit of tragedy porn.

For my part, I'm glad these things of hers are around. Anne was a real person, with hopes and dreams and plans, just like any other real person. That's what I got out of visiting her house when I was 16, anyway. It stuck with me, all the more so because my Opa was a Buchenwald liberator who helped free real people, with hopes and dreams and plans, who might never have lived to see any of those things come to fruition.
posted by MissySedai at 11:04 AM on February 5 [1 favorite]


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