Monday, June 19, 2006

This is what a refugee looks like.

Victor HugoSigmund FreudJoseph ConradPiet MondrianAlbert EinsteinMarc ChagallVladimir NabokovAnne FrankMadeleine AlbrightAdrienneClarksonRigobertoMenchú Michaëlle   JeanUnidentified African Women

Tomorrow, June 20, 2006, is World Refugee Day.
Think about the issues. You have 20,800,000 reasons to.

ronnie

(From top left: Victor Hugo - Sigmund Freud - Joseph Conrad - Piet Mondrian - Albert Einstein - Marc Chagall - Vladimir Nabokov - Anne Frank - Madeleine Albright - Adrienne Clarkson - Rigoberto Menchú - Michaëlle Jean - Unidentified African Women)

2 Comments:

Blogger Carl said...

When was Anne Frank a refugee? Deportee isn't the same thing.

9:40 PM  
Blogger ronnie said...

Hi, Carl,

Thanks for dropping by!

The Franks were originally from Germany and fled to Amsterdam when things got too dangerous for Jews in Germany, making them refugees. Amsterdam was where they hid in the "Secret Annex".

Anne writes in her diary about being aware - and feeling guilty - that many of her Jewish friends did not have the financial means to flee to another country and hide as they did.

They were, as you know, eventually deportees - from Amsterdam to the concentration camps where all but Otto died.

ronnie

12:55 AM  

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