In an increasingly divisive world, and at a time when Europe is alarmingly turning to nationalism and extremist politicians, this tragic teenager, who died nearly 70 years ago and who never got to live out the life she planned, can do more than many politicians to demonstrate how we should live together as members of one human race.
Well done Beyonce and Jay-Z . We appreciate your visit and, as we reflect on the 69th anniversary of Anne's terrible death in Bergen-Belsen (the actual date will never be known but it was around three weeks before the camp's liberation) I think you are wonderful for reminding the world what Anne Frank is all about.
now it would seem he's topped it all off by reducing the suffering of a race of people, and in particular a girl brutally murdered at age fifteen for her religion, to talking about himself and by proxy the admiration of lyrics like 'Swag on you, chillin' by the fire while we eating fondue'. But should we really be so hard on him?
Is Bieber the Lennon of his generation? No. Is he a self-obsessed teenager? Most probably. Is he being badly managed? Seemingly. Is he a Holocaust denyer? Doubt he knows they exist. Is it time for Bieber to do something positive and media-friendly? Most definitely, failing which, staying in and shutting up would be a start.