Saturday, October 3, 2009

Rare Video Of Anne Frank Online

Habakkuk 1:2-4 (New International Version):

Habakkuk's Complaint

2 How long, O LORD, must I call for help,
but you do not listen?
Or cry out to you, "Violence!"
but you do not save?

3 Why do you make me look at injustice?
Why do you tolerate wrong?
Destruction and violence are before me;
there is strife, and conflict abounds.

4 Therefore the law is paralyzed,
and justice never prevails.
The wicked hem in the righteous,
so that justice is perverted.

This remarkable video provides viewers with a deeper connection with the very real person known the world over as Anne Frank. The footage is almost a behind the scenes look into the world of Anne Frank's diary:
The footage (was) taken during a neighbor's wedding on July 22, 1941, a year before before Anne and her family were forced into hiding to avoid the Nazis during their World War II occupation of the Netherlands. The clip has an idyllic feeling as the newlyweds emerge arm-in-arm onto an Amsterdam street, townspeople go about their business and a 12-year-old Anne watches dreamily from a balcony. "The footage is very moving and very unique because these are the only moving images of Anne Frank," (Annemarie) Bekker told the

However, it is also bittersweet because it is overshadowed by the horror of war and the tragic end that befell Anne. May it forever stand as a testament to the consequences of humanity's injustices towards one another and why the church must seek to alleviate this problem.

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