Is Anne Frank born again?

Martin Wigand, Somerset West

Yesterday my wife and I watched the excellent, and very moving performance of Anne Frank’s Diary at the Playhouse in Somerset West.

We as the audience were shattered by the tragic death of this lively group of Jewish people who had to hide in very limited space for two years.

It should be interesting to have a look at a well- known Swedish Writer, Barbro Karlen.

Born in 1954, she published her first book of poetry at the age of 12, and was widely recognised as a child prodigy.

By the age of 16 she had published 11 books. In her autobiography And the Wolves howled she recounts how she would tell her parents at the early age of two years, that her name was not Barbro, but Anne Frank.

When her parents took her later to Amsterdam – for the first time in her life – she was able to find her way to the Anne Frank house and could detail all the changes in construction and furnishings that had taken place since the war.

I leave it to the readers how to treat this information.