There is a unique and very special anniversary this month. June 12th marked what would have been the 85th birthday of one of the world’s most celebrated authors, most thoughtful philosophers, and most beloved global citizens.
Anne Frank – who penned what would become the Diary of a Young Girl – died in Bergen Belsen in early 1945, a few months before her 16th birthday. Yet the words she wrote, the beliefs about the innate goodness of humanity that she cherished, and her dreams for the future continue to inspire all those who read her diary.
To commemorate Anne’s 85th birthday, last week’s guest on Radio Chavura was Yvonne Simons, executive director of the Anne Frank Center in New York – located just two blocks from ground zero – and the American parter of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.