Most of you are familiar with the story of Anne Frank. She was in hiding for more than two years during World War II in a Secret Annex at the back of a warehouse. She was just 13 when her family went into hiding from the Nazis. During that time, Anne kept a diary in which she not only wrote about the horrors of war but the everyday problems of being a teenager. Anne succumbed to typhus when she was fifteen, but her story lives on.
There are many important messages in this book, but the most important one is that all people have the right to live in freedom. Anne's story shows us that just because people may be a different religion or race, does not mean they should be treated differently.
I was reminded recently that when it seems you can not take one more day of the Covid lockdown, to think for a moment about Anne Frank and what she endured. It does put a different perspective on our circumstances.