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Levin cuts ribbon for Anne Frank exhibit at Capitol

Anne Frank, 1942 (Photo: Wikipedia)

Anne Frank, 1942
(Photo: Wikipedia)

Carl Levin

Carl Levin

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) – Sen. Carl Levin, D-Michigan, on Wednesday, April 30,  participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony for a traveling exhibition of the Anne Frank Center, which will be on display at the Russell Senate Office Building through May 9. Following are Levin’s remarks:

“Today we celebrate the memory of Anne Frank, who at a time of great evil carried a spark of the divine.

“We celebrate those Dutch people who, when the Nazis began deporting Jews to concentration camps, rose up in brave protest, standing up for their fellow human beings at great cost.

“And we celebrate the persistence, the unquenchable flame, of life itself. The Nazis believed they could wipe Anne Frank and all Jews off the face of the earth. The Jewish people live. And Anne Frank lives. She lives in her diary, where she wrote, ‘I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people, even those I’ve never met. I want to go on living even after my death!’

“Anne Frank lives. She lives here in this exhibit. She lives in the tree we’ll dedicate later today. And she lives in all our hearts. She showed us that hatred may triumph for a day or a year, but love endures. Life endures. And Anne Frank’s divine spark inspires us, even today, to endure.”

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