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Justin Beiber has done it again- the headlines. But I am not
sure if the Media have this one right. Beiber goes to Anne Frank’s place in
Amsterdam and writes in the guest book and declares his admiration for her and
hopes that if she had been alive today she would have been a Beliber.
Maybe it was a humble statement, Justin wanting Anne to
respect him and being honoured to have someone with courage, integrity, the
ability not to annoy neighbours or be noticed everywhere or anywhere she went.
Maybe he wants to be like her and can't, and wants so much for someone of her
qualities to like him, when recently he is lacking in those. Maybe it was a
genuine comment from a lad who has forgotten who he really is.
This book is similar to Anne
Frank’s Diary except Helga lived to tell the story and with it comes her
art. I went to the Holocaust museum in Jerusalem and at that time they had an
art gallery of kid’s art drawn in the concentration camps- it was the most
haunting thing of the whole museum.Art
speaks! This story tells of deportment, Auschwitz and survival after the war
was over – she was one of 100 who survived out of 15,000 children. This story
is reconstructed from her original notebooks, which were rediscovered in her
flat behind a brick wall after her uncle had hidden them there.
The last part of the book is an interview with Helga- she
married after the war, had two children, three grandchildren and lives in the
flat she was originally deported from. This book is dedicated to all young
people that they may never have to experience what she had to at 8 years of age.
It is a great read , a shuddering read and reminder to never