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On one single Anne Frank by Primo Levi

 



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One single Anne Frank moves us more than the countless others who suffered just as she did but whose faces have remained in the shadows. Perhaps it is better that way; if we were capable of taking in all the suffering of all those people, we would not be able to live.


David Gurteen's comments: In visiting Anne Frank's house (April 2009), I was acutely aware of all the others who had died in the holocaust but I could relate to Anne as if she were a daughter. I don't think I have been so moved in all my life.Such a sad story but such a motivating one too - Anne is a testament to the human spirit. This quotation from Primo Levi was on the wall close to the exit of the museum.

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Quotations from Primo Levi:

 One single Anne Frank moves us more than the countless others who suffered just as she did but whose faces have remained in the shadows. Perhaps it is better that way; if we were capable of taking in all the suffering of all those people, we would not be able to live.

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