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Prose Rescues Anne Frank From Sainthood

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/twelve_twelve/article/prose_rescues_anne_frank_from_sainthood_20091111

Anne Frank is a unique figure in the iconography of Judaism. Of the 6 million victims of the Holocaust, her face is the only one we all know intimately and even subliminally. It has been said, and it’s perfectly true, that she has become the Jewish equivalent of a saint — cherished and revered. How else to explain the thrill and terror that I felt when a long-lost film clip showing Anne Frank recently surfaced on the Internet?

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