Anne Frank in the world: essays and reflections

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M.E. Sharpe, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 133 pages
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Scholars, clergy, teachers, and writers present stimulating essays on the theme that Anne Frank's Diary movingly symbolizes the triumph of childhood innocence over totalitarian brutality. This is a valuable volume for classes and study groups with interests in religion and religious ethics, the Holocaust, ethnic cleansing, discrimination, the role of the individual in society, and the daunting moral dilemmas posed by emerging nationalisms all over the world.

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Contents

Reflections on Anne Frank
3
The Resonance
10
A Fifth Place Behind Fear
19
God Was Very Small
39
Despair as a Luxury
49
Mending the World
58
Can We Move Beyond Hate?
74
The Cult of Anne Frank
79
Voices of Anne Frank
87
Toward a Proper Legacy
95
Anne Frank
105
Selected Bibliography Videography
117
Index
125
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About the author (1998)

Carol Rittner, R.S.M. is distinguished professor of Holocaust Studies at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. She is the editor or coeditor of a number of books, including "The Holocaust & the Christian World". She is the executive producer of two films, one of which, "The Courage to Care", was nominated for a 1986 Academy Award in the Short Documentary category.