Have you ever waited in line for Anne Frank? PBS is currently showing the documentary, “In Line for Anne Frank” featuring visitors to Anne Frank’s House in Amsterdam. I have, indeed, waited in that line and walked through the hiding place and viewed the photos and remembered the words of the young girl whom I read for the first time when I was about her age when she was in hiding.
What affected me most deeply that evening I visited just before closing, was the expression on Otto Frank’s face on a postcard in the gift shop, depicting his return to the hiding place after the war; after he had lost everyone he loved. It was the photo of a man haunted.
If you have the opportunity to watch this documentary, please do so. And, when you visit Amsterdam, brave the line/queue and let Anne Frank haunt you a little bit, too.