Saturday, October 3, 2009

Anne Frank is Smuff.

This video of Anne Frank is the only (known) existing footage of this amazing young woman. It just surfaced on the internet and in a little over a week has nearly a million hits on YouTube. I feel like Anne Frank is one of the things that smuff is all about, so I am glad I stumbled across this video.

Anne Frank was one of six million human beings that were murdered during and because of the holocaust. Yet, just an image of her existence for two seconds in a video is so valuable. Why? Because she is a real human being, and her story is relate-able, horrific, terrifying, and true. The diary that she wrote when she was hiding for her life in a hidden attic in occupied Germany gives the world a first hand perspective of how horrifying the circumstances were during that time. Her story, however small and insignificant (while it was happening) is the sort of thing that actually can make even the coldest of hearts change their mind about the real cost of war.

So... 1 in 6 may sound puny, it may sound like unachievable lottery odds, it may sound like the most insignificant fraction, it may even sound like smuff, but Anne Frank may be a good reason to rethink that.

1 comment:

  1. Yo, Balloon Boy, I'mma let you finish, but first... Anne Frank had the best attic hideout spot of all time.