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St. Louis Jewish Light

Anne Frank figure unveiled at Madame Tussauds in Berlin

JTA March 12, 2012

BERLIN -- Madame Tussauds in Berlin has unveiled a wax figure of young diarist Anne Frank, depicted sitting at her desk, pen in hand, smiling dreamily. Frank died at age 15 at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp about a month before the camp's liberation...

Dr. Rafael Medoff is director of The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, and coauthor, with Prof. Sonja Schoepf Wentling, of the new book “Herbert Hoover and the Jews: The Origins of the ‘Jewish Vote’ and Bipartisan Support for Israel.”

Recalling a Morman senator who tried to save Anne Frank’s life

By Rafael Medoff, JTA February 26, 2012

WASHINGTON—The news that a Mormon temple in the Dominican Republic recently conducted a posthumous proxy baptism of Anne Frank, the most famous diarist of the Holocaust, undoubtedly will cause some offense in the Jewish community. Evidently the baptizers...

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