Time: Anne Frank Father's Letters Found

Time: Anne Frank Father's Letters Found

There are 23 comments on the Newsday story from Jan 25, 2007, titled Time: Anne Frank Father's Letters Found. In it, Newsday reports that:

Newly disclosed letters written by Anne Frank's father illustrate his desperate attempts to get his family out of Nazi-occupied Netherlands, Time magazine reported on its Web site.

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Anchorage Activist

Anchorage, AK

#5 Jan 25, 2007
Because it's been so long since these diaries were written, it would be wise to validate their authenticity first, if merely as a confidence-building measure.

After all, some have questioned the authenticity of Anne Frank's diary simply because part of it was written in ballpoint pen, a device which did not come into common use until AFTER World War II. The release of this type of information should be designed to answer questions rather than raise additional questions.
Neurotic Poet

Arvin, CA

#7 Jan 25, 2007
Yes, the letters should be validated, just as the diary was. We do not want some new item for the Holocaust deniers to latch on to like their misunderstanding of Anne Frank's diary.

For the record, it was not the entire diary that the Holocaust deniers say was written in ballpoint ink. It is two small pieces of paper that happened to be left in the transcript by the mother of a handwriting expert who was helping him. The Holocaust deniers say that because there is a piece of paper in the transcript that was written in ballpoint ink, it is all a forgery...

Every time the Holocaust deniers have tried to prove the diary was a forgery, they have been proved wrong. "Continued public statements made by such Holocaust deniers prompted Teresien da Silva to comment on behalf of Anne Frank House in 1999, "for many right-wing extremists (Anne) proves to be an obstacle. Her personal testimony of the persecution of the Jews and her death in a concentration camp are blocking the way to a rehabilitation of national socialism".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Frank

The vho.org link in the comments is a link to a holocaust denier site. It is funny reading but sad. Funny to see how far some of them will go to make Hitler and Naziism seem plausible and sad that there are crazy people who actually believe that the Holocaust never happened.
Chin

Hong Kong

#9 Jan 25, 2007
Why the obsession with dead jews?
Laughing Tree

Sugar Land, TX

#10 Jan 25, 2007
Hey, Neurotic, can you read? So called "Deniers" are in reality historians who want to study so called holocost, not believe in it blindly. It's history, not a religion. Though, it's already inquisition in Europe, punishing the heretics who dare to question some events. How soon will we see them being burned alive?
Axle

New Canaan, CT

#11 Jan 25, 2007
HOGWASH!!!!
Holohoax

Panama City, FL

#12 Jan 25, 2007
Jewish smoke and mirrors; the holocaust sympathy fuel must be running low to bring out this obviously faked nonsense.
Wednesday

Oklahoma City, OK

#13 Jan 25, 2007
Holohoax wrote:
Jewish smoke and mirrors; the holocaust sympathy fuel must be running low to bring out this obviously faked nonsense.
The Holocaust never gave me sympathy for what Israel is doing in Palestine.
I don't deny it, but I don't condone the bombing of Lebanon either based on what some poor sods got 65 years ago.
Or the continuous portrayal of jews as victims when actually in many untold cases in christian history they were not. Otherwise, how to explain their wealth and power throughout the ages and the current existence of a State, recognized by Egypt, of all countries.

I think people around the world are starting to turn off mentally when jews continously pull up the victim card to get their way. For a people with such a rich history, it's actually of poor taste.
Germany has moved on as a nation. Let the germans be. They've paid with more blood, misery and years of occupation for 0,000000000000000000000000001% of what the israeli army is doing right now to palestinians and lebanese.
Anchorage Activist

Anchorage, AK

#15 Jan 25, 2007
Neurotic Poet - Since you agree that the letters should be further validated, that tells me you value attention to detail and precision.

A more precise term for Holocaust "Denier" is Holocaust Revisionist. Responsible Revisionists do NOT dispute that Jews (along with MANY others) suffered tragedy during WWII. Instead, we merely dispute the demographics, the magnitude, and the singularity. The number at Auschwitz was adjusted downward from 4 million to 1.5 million during the early '90s, and the old plaque was taken down and replaced by a new plaque.

But what should really trouble any American who treasures the First Amendment is Europe's willingness to actually criminalize dissent on this issue. Scholars like Germar Rudolf and Ernst Zuendel sit in German jails merely for publicly disagreeing with the Holocaust story. If the established version of the Holocaust is so inerrant, why does it require statutory protection? The truth never requires statutory protection; it easily resists frivolous challenges.
SA Mann

AOL

#16 Jan 25, 2007
Were they written in ballpoint pen, like the fradulent Anne Fink Diaries?
Neurotic Poet

Bakersfield, CA

#17 Jan 26, 2007
Aah...the Neo-Nazi feeding frenzy has arrived...You guys are pathetic. The *historians* you speak of are really just distorians--trying to distract from the truth.
Wednesday

Oklahoma City, OK

#18 Jan 26, 2007
Neurotic Poet wrote:
Aah...the Neo-Nazi feeding frenzy has arrived...You guys are pathetic. The *historians* you speak of are really just distorians--trying to distract from the truth.
When they're conveniently accepting the Holocaust like the jewish communities around the world like to tell it - in particular the one in Hollywood, then they're historians.
If they disagree and even have some evidence that it's not quite like the status quo would like it to be then they're "distorians".

To be frank, that whole Old Testament and what have you's of the jewish religion is a load of "distory": Distorted as hell.
Wednesday

Oklahoma City, OK

#19 Jan 26, 2007
Neurotic Poet wrote:
Aah...the Neo-Nazi feeding frenzy has arrived...You guys are pathetic. The *historians* you speak of are really just distorians--trying to distract from the truth.
And you calling me Neo-Nazi just won't work. I disagree with that bigger than life account of the Holocaust but it doesn't make me a neo-nazi or a neo-nazi sympathizer.
It's that distorted way of you thinking that makes you write such stupidity, you shmuck.
X-Trek

Charleston, WV

#20 Jan 26, 2007
I wonder if these letters were written in "Ball Point Pen?" <Snicker>
Laughing Tree

Rochelle, GA

#21 Jan 26, 2007
Neurotic Poet wrote:
Aah...the Neo-Nazi feeding frenzy has arrived...You guys are pathetic. The *historians* you speak of are really just distorians--trying to distract from the truth.
Those who gag their opponents are the real Neo Nazis. If the truth is so powerful and undeniable why the jews are so afraid of the revisionists? The jews are the nazis, racists and bigots.
kariza

Honolulu, HI

#22 Jan 29, 2007
hii this is kariza.. i want talk ask you abt anne frank okay?? what anne frank's father name??
cherpa96

Temple Hills, MD

#23 Jan 29, 2007
kariza wrote:
hii this is kariza.. i want talk ask you abt anne frank okay?? what anne frank's father name??
Anne Frank's father's name was Otto.
kevanne williams

Woodbury, NJ

#24 Jan 30, 2007
hi we are reading anne franks diary at this time in 7th grade and this is so ironic that they found her fathers letters when we were reading this book so it is fresh in our minds. this is all so cool to have found his new letters and find what info was going around then.
kevanne williams

Woodbury, NJ

#25 Jan 30, 2007
cherpa96 wrote:
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Anne Frank's father's name was Otto.
his name is otto
Grandpa

Hutto, TX

#28 Feb 2, 2007
By labelling everyone who wants to scientifically investigate the subject as a "denier," our "exterminationist" friends are admitting that the more factual information we get about "Holocaust," the more skeptical we will be...
emily

Gretna, LA

#31 Feb 3, 2007
I loved it!

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