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Anne Frank Center demands Twitter suspends Donald Trump’s … – Telegraph.co.uk

Dear @Twitter corporate: He is an accomplice to domestic terrorism. If you can’t end @POTUS account, at least end @realDonaldTrump account, they tweeted.

In a strongly worded statement, the centres executive director Steven Goldstein called the president delusional.

Though the president finally mentioned, after long, painful three days, the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists, again he insisted on saying others, Mr Goldstein said.

And the president made it worse. He said we should all be united, but theres no way on Gods earth will we ever unite with Nazis. That is not what the Greatest Generation fought and died for.

Finally, what planet has the president been living on when he just said we all salute the same flag? We dont salute the Nazi flag as the White Supremacists in Charlottesville do. He is delusional.

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The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect has asked Twitter to suspend President Trump’s Twitter accounts, accusing him of being “an accomplice to domestic terrorism.”

“Dear @Twitter corporate: He is an accomplice to domestic terrorism. If you can’t end @POTUS account, at least end @realDonaldTrump account,” the organization wrote Tuesday, referring to the president’s official and personal Twitter accounts.

Trump denounced specific white nationalist groups in a televised statement on Monday, two days after a car plowed through a group of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Va., killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer.

“Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its names are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans,” the president said.

Trump faced pressure from Republicans and Democrats for not specifically condemning the groups earlier. Several lawmakers referred to the car attack as “domestic terrorism.”

Trump again caused controversy Tuesday when he retweeted an image of a train hitting a CNN reporter.

“This is the violent image of the murder of a @CNN reporter @POTUS tweeted today, one day after his #FakeCondemnation of White Supremacy,” the Anne Frank Center tweeted before asking Twitter to suspend Trump’s accounts.

Trump has since deleted the retweet.

The organization has been a frequent critic of Trump and his policies throughout Trump’s short tenure as president.

Its connections to Anne Frank’s family were disputed in an April report.

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Trump Has Created an ‘Incubator of Hate,’ Says Anne Frank Center After Boston Holocaust Memorial Vandalized – Newsweek

A civil rights group has accused President Donald Trump ofcreating an incubator of hate after a Holocaust memorial in Boston was vandalized for the second time in two months on Monday.

Police in Boston arrested a 17-year-old male suspect on Monday evening after being told by witnesses that he had thrown a rock and smashed part of a glass panel at the New England Holocaust Memorial.

The suspects name has not been released, as he is a juvenile, but police said he would be charged with wilful and malicious destruction of property. The Boston Police Departments civil rights unit is also looking into the incident.

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Workers clean up broken glass after the Holocaust Memorial was vandalized in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on August 14. Brian Snyder/Reuters

The New England Holocaust Memorial consists of six luminous glass towers that are each 54 feet high. The panels are etched with millions of numbers that reflect the numbers tattooed onto victims by Nazi guards at concentration camps.

The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, a Jewish nonprofit that promotes civil and human rights, tweeted that it held President Trump responsible for creating the climate in which such an act could take place.

The incident came after demonstrations by white supremacists groups, including neo-Nazis, in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend. Some of the individuals who participated in the demonstrations wore Nazi insignias and made Nazi salutes. One woman was killed after a car was driven into a crowd of counter-protesters.

President Trump has come underheavy criticism for failing to speak out againstthe groups involved in the clashes. While he condemned the violence on Saturday, Trump ascribed it to many sides and was widely condemned for not calling out white supremacist groups, some of which positioned themselves as Trump supporters.

A man makes a slashing motion across his throat toward counter-protesters as he marches with other white nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the alt-right during the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12. Chip Somodevilla/Getty

Trump gave a press conference at the White House on Monday in which he called out the criminals and thugs behind the violence in Charlottesville, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.

But despite the conciliatory tone, Trump later attacked the media for its coverage of the Charlottesville protests.

The New England Holocaust Memorial was vandalized in June, when 21-year-old James Isaac, who has a history of mental illness, was charged with destroying one of the 132 panels, the Boston Herald reported.

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said on Monday that the vandalism will not be tolerated in our city and linked the incident to the weekend protests. In light of the recent events and unrest in Charlottesville, its sad to see a young person choose to engage in such senseless and shameful behavior, said Evans.

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Anne Frank Center responds to Jeffrey Lord’s firing – Raw Story

Good riddance! Thats what the Anne Frank Center had to say about CNN commentator Jeffrey Lord being fired Thursday after he tweeted, Sieg Heil, a victory salute that used to be said at political rallies. GOOD RIDDANCE, JEFFREY LORD. We commend @CNN for firing @POTUS defender Lord for using Nazi salute on Twitter, the organization wrote.

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Mystery artist leaves touching tribute to Anne Frank on banks of the Clyde – Glasgow Live

An artist has brightened up the riverside area of Glasgow by erecting an emotive plaque on the Kingston Bridge.

The hand-painted piece, which features a quote attributed to Anne Frank, has been glued onto the underside of the Broomielaw landmark, and will no doubt become a favourite for social media users in the city over the coming days and weeks.

The quote is taken from the young Jewish diarist’s book Diary Of A Young Girl, which was written while she was hiding during the German occupation of The Netherlands in the Second World War.

Starting her memoirs aged just 13, she wrote in the secret annex of an old warehouse in Amsterdam.

The book has gone on to sell over 30 million copies and has been translated into more than 67 languages since it was published in 1947.

The inspiring quote is one familiar with Anne Franks tragic life and legacy, with celebrities such as US President Donald Trumps daughter Ivanka among famous people to have shared it with her followers on social media.

The artist may be using the plaque to promote a theatre dramatization of The Diary Of Anne Frank, which is set to run for three nights at the Fort Theatre in Bishopbriggs in October.

Whoever has created the plaque, we hope they keep at it and brighten up some other empty corners of the city.

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Anne Frank Center Responds To Jeffrey Lord’s ‘Sieg Heil’ Firing – International Business Times

Good riddance! Thats what the Anne Frank Center had to say about CNN commentator Jeffrey Lord being fired Thursday after he tweeted, Sieg Heil, a victory salute that used to be said at political rallies.

GOOD RIDDANCE, JEFFREY LORD. We commend @CNN for firing @POTUS defender Lord for using Nazi salute on Twitter, the organization wrote.

READ ALSO:5 Arrested In Florida For Possession Of Meth, Had Nazi Propaganda

We commend CNN for immediately firing Jeffrey Lord, said Steven Goldstein, executive director of the Anne Frank Center of Mutual Respect. The infestation of #Antisemitism in Trumpworld is a global embarrassment and apparently has no end. The president will no doubt engage in distraction now by calling CNN fake news. But CNN is real news, and the Trump Administration and its defenders are filled with real prejudice.

CNN commenter Jeffrey Lord was fired after he tweeted, “Hiel Seig,” which is a Nazi salute. Photo: Getty Images

For quick background, Anne Frank was a German-Jewish teenager who hid during the Holocaust. During World War II, she kept a diary. Her and her family spent more than two years hiding in a secret room in Amsterdam. She ultimately died of typhus at a concentration camp. Her diary was published posthumously when her father, the only survivor of the family, discovered it.

Using a Nazi salute was a red line for some CNN employees, New York Magazine writer Yashar Ali tweeted the same day. I’m told by two sources that two prominent CNN anchors made it clear to management that Lord’s tweet was an inexcusable red line, he wrote.

CNN said there was no excuse for Lords tweet. Nazi salutes are indefensible,a CNN spokesperson said in a statementon the day of the controversy. Jeffrey Lord is no longer with the network.

Lords response to his firing? He wrote it was just a joke, writing, LOL!

The commentator added on the phone to CNN host Brian Stelter, I love CNN,but I feel they are caving to bullies here.

Stelter added in another tweet: Lord told me his Sieg Heil! tweet was mocking the activists at @MMFA who are posing a serious threat to the American free press.

MORE:Nazi Swastika Gets Love And Peace ‘Rebrand’ From T-Shirt Company

Before he was fired, Lord he was going back and forth with people about fascism. When netizens told him his tweet was not funny he wrote back, Nazis, Fascists, mass murder and stamping out free speech are decidedly not funny. Media Matters Fascists are in to one of them.

He said in another message: So opposing a Fascist/Nazi-style attempt to stop free speech is itself Nazi/Fascist? Ahhh Orwell and So you hate it when I mock Nazis and Fascists? Interesting.

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Anne Frank Center Goes After Donald Trump With Alarming …

The use of Adolf Hitler as a go-to comparison for anyone you disagree with is an ignorant trope that trivializes the horrors committed before and during World War II.

The Internet abounds with the overused comparison; everyone from Barack Obama to Taylor Swift has been compared to the German dictator.

Related: Twitter Freaks Out Over Trump’s Latest Message To North Korea!

Unfortunately, in the case of Donald Trump, there’s actually a case to be made. We don’t say that lightly, and neither does the Anne Frank Center For Mutual Respect.

The non-profit, which was founded in 1959 by the father of the doomed diarist, tweeted on Tuesday:

Trump’s name isn’t in the tweet, but over the next few hours, they made it clear to whom they were referring:

In a statement to Newsweek, executive director (and the man who wrote the tweet) Steven Goldstein wanted to make it clear he was not equating Trump with Hitler, as that “would trivialize the Holocaust.”

Obviously, Trump has not directed the deaths of millions of people. However, there is a real comparison to be made to Hitler’s pre-war actions.

Goldstein explained:

“By the same token, it is responsible, and indeed our moral imperative, to point out parallels between actions taken by the Trump administration today and the actions taken by Germany in the 1930s before the Holocaust.

1930s Germany imposed a series of escalating steps of oppression, including demonization, discrimination and isolation of vulnerable communities, that evoke what we are seeing today. That comparison is just, and not to make the comparison would be a dereliction of our duty to ensure ‘never again’ to any people.”

Damn.

Well, you already knew the Nazis were supporting Trump. Now you know Anne Frank’s namesake is against him.

So yeah. Not too terribly difficult to get on the right side of history here

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All-student cast and crew put on ‘Diary of Anne Frank’ at Maltz – Palm Beach Post

When the lights go down at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre this month, an entirely student-run production of The Diary of Anne Frank will unfold in front of the audience.

The theater hosts a student production every year and pairs the young crew with mentors who are professionals in the field, said Julie Rowe, the theaters director of education.

Students took the reins in every aspect including directing, costume design, lighting design and marketing. Each role has a mentor who guides the students while also allowing them to take control.

As the director, Ashley Banker, 16, is in charge of deciding the actors positions onstage, coaching the performers and making decisions in the production design.

I love the artistry involved in directing, Banker said. I love bringing stories to life, and Anne Frank is the perfect opportunity.

The play, which depicts the true experiences of a girl who recorded her thoughts as she underwent puberty inside a hidden attic during World War II, confronts complex and adult issues. The cast and crew were thrilled by the challenges of the story and have taken extensive measures to accurately display the difficult tale, Rowe said.

Every day we talk about the message of the play, Rowe said.

The cast and crew were required to write and share journal entries similar to the ones Anne Frank wrote in order to bring them closer to each other and the play. They also visited the Holocaust museum in St. Petersburg, heard from a rabbi and engaged in method acting by sitting completely still in silence for 30 minutes to empathize with the plight of the people portrayed.

(Im) absolutely enraptured with this young girl who (is) spanning history to talk to me, Banker said.

Frank will be embodied by Skye Alyssa Friedman, 15, who just celebrated four years since her Broadway debut in Annie.

I always knew this was my purpose in life, to share stories, Friedman said.

Friedman, like many of the students, has been profoundly affected by the play and its message.

Its important for people to be constantly reminded of the Holocaust and what happened, Friedman said, because if we forget, its bound to happen again. We cant deny what happened in our past.

The project has been underway since March and the team has dedicated five hours a day since mid-July to practices, Friedman said. Excellent production can be expected because it is highly valued at the theater, which entertains Florida locals and many New York part-time residents alike, said the Dana Munson, marketing director.

This is the fourth year of the student-led production, which has taught students who went on to attend New York University and work in professional roles, Rowe said.

I think its really compelling that these kids want to work on this story on their summer break, Rowe said. Makes me excited that theyre guiding our future.

The one-night-only show will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets will cost $20 for students and $25 for adults. The theater is at 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Call 561-575-2223 for tickets.

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Editor who saved Anne Frank’s diary – The Hindu

Judith Jones, the legendary editor who rescued Anne Frank’s diary from a US publisher’s rejection pile, died recently. She was 93.

Jones, a luminary of the publishing world, who also introduced the world to American culinary writer Julia Child, was close to literary giants such as John Updike, Anne Tyler, William Maxwell, John Hersey, Peter Taylor and Sharon Olds.

She passed away at her home in Vermont, the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group said in a statement. She worked for Knopf for more than 50 years, joining the company in 1957 and officially retiring only in 2011.

“Judith was a legend in book publishing,” said Sonny Mehta, chairman and editor-in-chief, paying tribute to the once young assistant who rescued Frank’s “Diary of a Young Girl” from a rejection pile in Paris.

The diary, which the young Jewish girl had written while hiding from the Nazis between June 1942 and August 1944, is one of the most famous testimonies of life in World War II and one of the most famous diaries of all time.

Frank, who was born in Germany and lived with her family in the Netherlands, died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp aged 15, just months before the war ended.

Her diary was first published in the Netherlands in 1947, followed by French and German editions in 1950 before appearing in Britain and the United States in 1952.

The first US edition of “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl” ran a modest 5,000 copies and contained a preface from former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

Doubleday reputedly spent little on publicity, but sales quickly took off.

A subsequent US play “Diary of Anne Frank” was a Broadway hit and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1956. A 1959 Hollywood movie won three Oscars. The diary has been a fixure on school curricula since the 1960s.

Worldwide, the diary has sold more than 30 million copies in 67 languages.

Jones was also instrumental in persuading Alfred Knopf to publish in 1961 “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” — a tome that introduced generations of American home cooks to French food and to now legendary chef Julia Child.

“It is no exaggeration to say that she profoundly influenced not only the way America reads and but also the way we cook,” Mehta said Wednesday.

Jones won five Pulitzer Prizes, five National Book Awards and three National Book Critics Circle Awards, and her cookbook authors won dozens and dozens of prizes, said Knopf Doubleday.AFP

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Anne Frank Center demands Twitter suspends Donald Trump’s … – Telegraph.co.uk

Dear @Twitter corporate: He is an accomplice to domestic terrorism. If you can’t end @POTUS account, at least end @realDonaldTrump account, they tweeted. In a strongly worded statement, the centres executive director Steven Goldstein called the president delusional. Though the president finally mentioned, after long, painful three days, the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists, again he insisted on saying others, Mr Goldstein said. And the president made it worse. He said we should all be united, but theres no way on Gods earth will we ever unite with Nazis. That is not what the Greatest Generation fought and died for. Finally, what planet has the president been living on when he just said we all salute the same flag? We dont salute the Nazi flag as the White Supremacists in Charlottesville do. He is delusional.

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Anne Frank Center asks Twitter to suspend Trump’s account …

The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect has asked Twitter to suspend President Trump’s Twitter accounts, accusing him of being “an accomplice to domestic terrorism.” “Dear @Twitter corporate: He is an accomplice to domestic terrorism. If you can’t end @POTUS account, at least end @realDonaldTrump account,” the organization wrote Tuesday, referring to the president’s official and personal Twitter accounts. Trump denounced specific white nationalist groups in a televised statement on Monday, two days after a car plowed through a group of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Va., killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer. “Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its names are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans,” the president said. Trump faced pressure from Republicans and Democrats for not specifically condemning the groups earlier. Several lawmakers referred to the car attack as “domestic terrorism.” Trump again caused controversy Tuesday when he retweeted an image of a train hitting a CNN reporter. “This is the violent image of the murder of a @CNN reporter @POTUS tweeted today, one day after his #FakeCondemnation of White Supremacy,” the Anne Frank Center tweeted before asking Twitter to suspend Trump’s accounts. Trump has since deleted the retweet. The organization has been a frequent critic of Trump and his policies throughout Trump’s short tenure as president. Its connections to Anne Frank’s family were disputed in an April report.

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Trump Has Created an ‘Incubator of Hate,’ Says Anne Frank Center After Boston Holocaust Memorial Vandalized – Newsweek

A civil rights group has accused President Donald Trump ofcreating an incubator of hate after a Holocaust memorial in Boston was vandalized for the second time in two months on Monday. Police in Boston arrested a 17-year-old male suspect on Monday evening after being told by witnesses that he had thrown a rock and smashed part of a glass panel at the New England Holocaust Memorial. The suspects name has not been released, as he is a juvenile, but police said he would be charged with wilful and malicious destruction of property. The Boston Police Departments civil rights unit is also looking into the incident. Daily Emails and Alerts – Get the best of Newsweek delivered to your inbox Workers clean up broken glass after the Holocaust Memorial was vandalized in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on August 14. Brian Snyder/Reuters The New England Holocaust Memorial consists of six luminous glass towers that are each 54 feet high. The panels are etched with millions of numbers that reflect the numbers tattooed onto victims by Nazi guards at concentration camps. The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, a Jewish nonprofit that promotes civil and human rights, tweeted that it held President Trump responsible for creating the climate in which such an act could take place. The incident came after demonstrations by white supremacists groups, including neo-Nazis, in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend. Some of the individuals who participated in the demonstrations wore Nazi insignias and made Nazi salutes. One woman was killed after a car was driven into a crowd of counter-protesters. President Trump has come underheavy criticism for failing to speak out againstthe groups involved in the clashes. While he condemned the violence on Saturday, Trump ascribed it to many sides and was widely condemned for not calling out white supremacist groups, some of which positioned themselves as Trump supporters. A man makes a slashing motion across his throat toward counter-protesters as he marches with other white nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the alt-right during the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Trump gave a press conference at the White House on Monday in which he called out the criminals and thugs behind the violence in Charlottesville, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans. But despite the conciliatory tone, Trump later attacked the media for its coverage of the Charlottesville protests. The New England Holocaust Memorial was vandalized in June, when 21-year-old James Isaac, who has a history of mental illness, was charged with destroying one of the 132 panels, the Boston Herald reported. Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said on Monday that the vandalism will not be tolerated in our city and linked the incident to the weekend protests. In light of the recent events and unrest in Charlottesville, its sad to see a young person choose to engage in such senseless and shameful behavior, said Evans.

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Anne Frank Center responds to Jeffrey Lord’s firing – Raw Story

Good riddance! Thats what the Anne Frank Center had to say about CNN commentator Jeffrey Lord being fired Thursday after he tweeted, Sieg Heil, a victory salute that used to be said at political rallies. GOOD RIDDANCE, JEFFREY LORD. We commend @CNN for firing @POTUS defender Lord for using Nazi salute on Twitter, the organization wrote.

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Mystery artist leaves touching tribute to Anne Frank on banks of the Clyde – Glasgow Live

An artist has brightened up the riverside area of Glasgow by erecting an emotive plaque on the Kingston Bridge. The hand-painted piece, which features a quote attributed to Anne Frank, has been glued onto the underside of the Broomielaw landmark, and will no doubt become a favourite for social media users in the city over the coming days and weeks. The quote is taken from the young Jewish diarist’s book Diary Of A Young Girl, which was written while she was hiding during the German occupation of The Netherlands in the Second World War. Starting her memoirs aged just 13, she wrote in the secret annex of an old warehouse in Amsterdam. The book has gone on to sell over 30 million copies and has been translated into more than 67 languages since it was published in 1947. The inspiring quote is one familiar with Anne Franks tragic life and legacy, with celebrities such as US President Donald Trumps daughter Ivanka among famous people to have shared it with her followers on social media. The artist may be using the plaque to promote a theatre dramatization of The Diary Of Anne Frank, which is set to run for three nights at the Fort Theatre in Bishopbriggs in October. Whoever has created the plaque, we hope they keep at it and brighten up some other empty corners of the city.

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Anne Frank Center Responds To Jeffrey Lord’s ‘Sieg Heil’ Firing – International Business Times

Good riddance! Thats what the Anne Frank Center had to say about CNN commentator Jeffrey Lord being fired Thursday after he tweeted, Sieg Heil, a victory salute that used to be said at political rallies. GOOD RIDDANCE, JEFFREY LORD. We commend @CNN for firing @POTUS defender Lord for using Nazi salute on Twitter, the organization wrote. READ ALSO:5 Arrested In Florida For Possession Of Meth, Had Nazi Propaganda We commend CNN for immediately firing Jeffrey Lord, said Steven Goldstein, executive director of the Anne Frank Center of Mutual Respect. The infestation of #Antisemitism in Trumpworld is a global embarrassment and apparently has no end. The president will no doubt engage in distraction now by calling CNN fake news. But CNN is real news, and the Trump Administration and its defenders are filled with real prejudice. CNN commenter Jeffrey Lord was fired after he tweeted, “Hiel Seig,” which is a Nazi salute. Photo: Getty Images For quick background, Anne Frank was a German-Jewish teenager who hid during the Holocaust. During World War II, she kept a diary. Her and her family spent more than two years hiding in a secret room in Amsterdam. She ultimately died of typhus at a concentration camp. Her diary was published posthumously when her father, the only survivor of the family, discovered it. Using a Nazi salute was a red line for some CNN employees, New York Magazine writer Yashar Ali tweeted the same day. I’m told by two sources that two prominent CNN anchors made it clear to management that Lord’s tweet was an inexcusable red line, he wrote. CNN said there was no excuse for Lords tweet. Nazi salutes are indefensible,a CNN spokesperson said in a statementon the day of the controversy. Jeffrey Lord is no longer with the network. Lords response to his firing? He wrote it was just a joke, writing, LOL! The commentator added on the phone to CNN host Brian Stelter, I love CNN,but I feel they are caving to bullies here. Stelter added in another tweet: Lord told me his Sieg Heil! tweet was mocking the activists at @MMFA who are posing a serious threat to the American free press. MORE:Nazi Swastika Gets Love And Peace ‘Rebrand’ From T-Shirt Company Before he was fired, Lord he was going back and forth with people about fascism. When netizens told him his tweet was not funny he wrote back, Nazis, Fascists, mass murder and stamping out free speech are decidedly not funny. Media Matters Fascists are in to one of them. He said in another message: So opposing a Fascist/Nazi-style attempt to stop free speech is itself Nazi/Fascist? Ahhh Orwell and So you hate it when I mock Nazis and Fascists? Interesting. Follow me on Twitter @mariamzzarella

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Anne Frank Center Goes After Donald Trump With Alarming …

The use of Adolf Hitler as a go-to comparison for anyone you disagree with is an ignorant trope that trivializes the horrors committed before and during World War II. The Internet abounds with the overused comparison; everyone from Barack Obama to Taylor Swift has been compared to the German dictator. Related: Twitter Freaks Out Over Trump’s Latest Message To North Korea! Unfortunately, in the case of Donald Trump, there’s actually a case to be made. We don’t say that lightly, and neither does the Anne Frank Center For Mutual Respect. The non-profit, which was founded in 1959 by the father of the doomed diarist, tweeted on Tuesday: Trump’s name isn’t in the tweet, but over the next few hours, they made it clear to whom they were referring: In a statement to Newsweek, executive director (and the man who wrote the tweet) Steven Goldstein wanted to make it clear he was not equating Trump with Hitler, as that “would trivialize the Holocaust.” Obviously, Trump has not directed the deaths of millions of people. However, there is a real comparison to be made to Hitler’s pre-war actions. Goldstein explained: “By the same token, it is responsible, and indeed our moral imperative, to point out parallels between actions taken by the Trump administration today and the actions taken by Germany in the 1930s before the Holocaust. 1930s Germany imposed a series of escalating steps of oppression, including demonization, discrimination and isolation of vulnerable communities, that evoke what we are seeing today. That comparison is just, and not to make the comparison would be a dereliction of our duty to ensure ‘never again’ to any people.” Damn. Well, you already knew the Nazis were supporting Trump. Now you know Anne Frank’s namesake is against him. So yeah. Not too terribly difficult to get on the right side of history here [Image via CNN.] Tags: adolf hitler, anne frank center, barack obama, donald trump, icky icky poo, lgbt, politik, scary!, twitter

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All-student cast and crew put on ‘Diary of Anne Frank’ at Maltz – Palm Beach Post

When the lights go down at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre this month, an entirely student-run production of The Diary of Anne Frank will unfold in front of the audience. The theater hosts a student production every year and pairs the young crew with mentors who are professionals in the field, said Julie Rowe, the theaters director of education. Students took the reins in every aspect including directing, costume design, lighting design and marketing. Each role has a mentor who guides the students while also allowing them to take control. As the director, Ashley Banker, 16, is in charge of deciding the actors positions onstage, coaching the performers and making decisions in the production design. I love the artistry involved in directing, Banker said. I love bringing stories to life, and Anne Frank is the perfect opportunity. The play, which depicts the true experiences of a girl who recorded her thoughts as she underwent puberty inside a hidden attic during World War II, confronts complex and adult issues. The cast and crew were thrilled by the challenges of the story and have taken extensive measures to accurately display the difficult tale, Rowe said. Every day we talk about the message of the play, Rowe said. The cast and crew were required to write and share journal entries similar to the ones Anne Frank wrote in order to bring them closer to each other and the play. They also visited the Holocaust museum in St. Petersburg, heard from a rabbi and engaged in method acting by sitting completely still in silence for 30 minutes to empathize with the plight of the people portrayed. (Im) absolutely enraptured with this young girl who (is) spanning history to talk to me, Banker said. Frank will be embodied by Skye Alyssa Friedman, 15, who just celebrated four years since her Broadway debut in Annie. I always knew this was my purpose in life, to share stories, Friedman said. Friedman, like many of the students, has been profoundly affected by the play and its message. Its important for people to be constantly reminded of the Holocaust and what happened, Friedman said, because if we forget, its bound to happen again. We cant deny what happened in our past. The project has been underway since March and the team has dedicated five hours a day since mid-July to practices, Friedman said. Excellent production can be expected because it is highly valued at the theater, which entertains Florida locals and many New York part-time residents alike, said the Dana Munson, marketing director. This is the fourth year of the student-led production, which has taught students who went on to attend New York University and work in professional roles, Rowe said. I think its really compelling that these kids want to work on this story on their summer break, Rowe said. Makes me excited that theyre guiding our future. The one-night-only show will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets will cost $20 for students and $25 for adults. The theater is at 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Call 561-575-2223 for tickets.

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Editor who saved Anne Frank’s diary – The Hindu

Judith Jones, the legendary editor who rescued Anne Frank’s diary from a US publisher’s rejection pile, died recently. She was 93. Jones, a luminary of the publishing world, who also introduced the world to American culinary writer Julia Child, was close to literary giants such as John Updike, Anne Tyler, William Maxwell, John Hersey, Peter Taylor and Sharon Olds. She passed away at her home in Vermont, the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group said in a statement. She worked for Knopf for more than 50 years, joining the company in 1957 and officially retiring only in 2011. “Judith was a legend in book publishing,” said Sonny Mehta, chairman and editor-in-chief, paying tribute to the once young assistant who rescued Frank’s “Diary of a Young Girl” from a rejection pile in Paris. The diary, which the young Jewish girl had written while hiding from the Nazis between June 1942 and August 1944, is one of the most famous testimonies of life in World War II and one of the most famous diaries of all time. Frank, who was born in Germany and lived with her family in the Netherlands, died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp aged 15, just months before the war ended. Her diary was first published in the Netherlands in 1947, followed by French and German editions in 1950 before appearing in Britain and the United States in 1952. The first US edition of “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl” ran a modest 5,000 copies and contained a preface from former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Doubleday reputedly spent little on publicity, but sales quickly took off. A subsequent US play “Diary of Anne Frank” was a Broadway hit and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1956. A 1959 Hollywood movie won three Oscars. The diary has been a fixure on school curricula since the 1960s. Worldwide, the diary has sold more than 30 million copies in 67 languages. Jones was also instrumental in persuading Alfred Knopf to publish in 1961 “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” — a tome that introduced generations of American home cooks to French food and to now legendary chef Julia Child. “It is no exaggeration to say that she profoundly influenced not only the way America reads and but also the way we cook,” Mehta said Wednesday. Jones won five Pulitzer Prizes, five National Book Awards and three National Book Critics Circle Awards, and her cookbook authors won dozens and dozens of prizes, said Knopf Doubleday.AFP

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