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Anne Frank

Brought Back to Germany

3/9/2012 11:35 AM PST BY Johnny Lopez

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People go to Madame Tussauds wax museums to see replicas of their favorite stars like Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and ... Anne Frank?

In an, er, interesting move to say the least, the museum's Berlin branch just unveiled an exhibit featuring a smiling teenage Frank writing in her diary in what is supposed to be the room in which she hid from the Nazis during WWII.

Visitors to the exhibit should note, the museum also features an Adolf Hitler waxwork.

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Justin    

The Holocaust is nothing to joke about, anne frankly I'm not happy about this.

936 days ago
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rebekah    

WTF, indeed. Aside from what's obviously wrong with making a wax figure of a child who died in wartime under abysmal cir***stances, the additional disturbing thing is that everyone is going to think she's German. Anne Frank was from Amsterdam. Her *actual* room is a part of a fantastic museum there. This is just sick.

936 days ago
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MitchBa    

@rebekah anne frank was born in germany

936 days ago
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smileandshine    

I think it's a neat idea actually! Bringing the past to today, and making kids today more interested to be more eager learn about it.

936 days ago
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Dan    

Who cares? Who's joking about the Holocaust? Let's not deify someone just because they're a war victim - believe it or not, millions upon millions of people all around the world died during World War II. Let's put it into perspective people.

936 days ago
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wisey    

She's just smiling and writing some light hearted thoughts in her journal while she waits for soldiers to beat her door down and murder her family. Im sure that's exactly how it looked. Ok maybe not.

936 days ago
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CLINT    

If not for these type of things, some youngsters would never know the story behind her heroics. History is a subject in school that has little interest in todays youth. Most could care less about what happened in the past. Even reading and writing is on a path of no return. Why write when you can text. Why read when you can watch a video. Everything in communications has become unfeeling and impersonal because there is little one on one contact anymore. I know there have been a lot of advancements in communication products, but give me a pen and paper and I will write a great letter. Give me a typewriter and I will pound out a great story. As for history, it always was my favorite subject in school. Too bad some don't respect the deeds and advancements that past humans gave us. I'd rather watch the History channel than any of the so called celebrities on the massive amount of reality crap on TV. I may be a caveman in my thinking, but at least I have sense enough to realize that what goes on today will soon be history. What will we show from these years? A bunch of crappy reality celebrities, and corrupt politicians who have ruined this once great country's reputation.

936 days ago
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Liz    

While Anne Frank was born in Germany her family fled to the Netherlands. If this wax figure had been put in the Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam it might have been appropriate but to me putting a smiling Anne Frank in Berlin is wrong.

936 days ago
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messygirl    

You people are idiots. Madame Tussaud's is NOT just for movie star and musician wax figures. If you'd been there you know that most of the museum features historical events and people. Having an Anne Frank display fits right in with the rest of the museum exhibits. It's not making fun or her or a joke -- it's a museum for chrissake -- you know, where people LEARN about things, like the Holocaust for example.

936 days ago
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Wash. Hts. Girl    

I'm fine with it, if it were more realistic....no way, no how, poor Anne Frank was as beautifully dressed as this, nor was she sitting at such a regal looking desk. They lived in cramped quarters in an attic (until someone sold them out to the Gestapo) and more than likely her clothes were worn and tattered. I also doubt her hair was that styled like it was just shampooed and blown out. They lived like rats in a tiny hole hiding from a roomful of cats. Make it look realistic or don't make it at all. You can visit the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam, get there early, the lines to get in are long. N*E*V*E*R A*G*A*I*N

936 days ago
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SLOSteve    

She's a happy kid. Is that the message? Why not do a wax figure of her in the concentration camp instead?

936 days ago
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Polly    

Maybe this exhibit will encourage children to learn more about her and the sickening cir***stances that lead to her death and the death of millions of others. The only way to avoid repeating our past is to learn about it and never forget.

936 days ago
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billy cema    

Anne Frank has taught millions of people about the complete horror that was the holocaust. But out of that horror, there emerged some hope for mankind.
New generations will learn from her experience. She always believed in the good in mankind.

936 days ago
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StevenB    

Perhaps some people here don't realize that modern Germany does not hide its ugly history. It openly displays it in its full ugliness so that no one forgets and no one ever tries to do it or something similar again. And to show the rest of the world how they are taking responsibility for the atrocities.

These monuments and artifacts are difficult and painful to see, but in that context, I find nothing objectionable.

936 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

About the web page that "Ira Black" want to send to you.
While you're at the IHR's web site you can also read about the good things that Hitler did, about how he was misunderstood, and why the holocaust did not actually happen.

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