Looking very much forward to giving this talk on 31 March (6 pm, online) at the Jeudis de l’Institut Historique Allemand in Paris. These days every new story about Anne Frank becomes world news. Most recently the much hyped cold case investigation, seeking (and stumbling) to uncover who betrayed the hiding place of Anne and […]
Top Hats, Low Standards. It is the telling title of the collection of essays published in 1969 by Jaap Meijer (1912-1993), an outstanding historian of Jewish life and thought, a fierce Dutch public intellectual and a deeply troubled soul. Meijer’s collection is about Jewish life in the Netherlands during the 1930s. Each essay is a blast. […]
At the end of October 1942 Otto Frank, so his daughter reported in the revised version of her diaries, took ‘Goethe’s and Schiller’s dramas out of the large bookcase.’ Her father’s idea was, as Anne put it, ‘to read somethingfrom themout loud to me every evening. We’ve already started on Don Carlos.’ So just about four […]
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