Anne Frank.

October 6, 2009

I read the Diary of Anne Frank when I was in the 7th grade. I have never forgotten what it felt like to identify myself with a young jewish girl who lived long ago.

i ran across this video today, which was just found and released.
it is the only known video that we may have of her.

after watching the brief 25 seconds caught on tape, i was reminded of the way i felt as i first read the words she once scribbled across a page,
not knowing how they would inspire generations to come.
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."
despite her situation, she believed that - and inspires me to do the same.

(if you haven't read her diary yet, you really, really should.)


Lauren said...

I haven't read the book, but I need to. "Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart." That is beautiful. I need to write that down and frame it.

Thank you for your inspiring blog!

emily said...

"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."
wow. so powerful.

Mandy said...

I really loved reading her diary too.
Oddly enough, I have dreams about her sometimes. Maybe we will meet her someday Kels.

I miss you and your thoughts. I'm so grateful for the internet that can connect us.

Anonymous said...

I read Anne Frank when I was younger. I remember really liking it. I am all about inspiring generations to come! :o)

Lilee said...

omg lol thanks! haha it'd be cool if we could go shopping together! haha

Brittany said...

that is a wonderful thought. i think it's really true too. also, i feel like anne was the first blogger...of sorts. so i really love her.

nicole addison said...

wow i havent even heard about this video. i loved that book in school and i actually worked a camp this summer held at a middle school and found this in an older classroom. i picked it up and read through it in a few days. i loved it just as much as i did the first time. she was such an incredible inspiration

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