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‘How can this happen again?’

Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 10:00 am

“Anne Frank Today Is A Syrian Girl” was the headline on an Aug. 25 Nicholas Kristof column in The New York Times this year. He wrote about letters found in 2005 by a volunteer sorting WWII refugee files in New York City. The files looked like so many others until she saw the names of the children.  

The letters were written by Otto Frank, Anne Frank’s father, pleading for entry to the United States. Mr. Frank had lived in the United States and had been a longtime friend of Nathan Straus, Jr., an official in the Franklin Delano Roosevelt administration. Nothing helped.  

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