I just read only half of the book until now, stealing some time to finish it despite my busy schedule. And I probably may have to steal more time to finish this book. The first time I heard about her was when I pass by one of the notice board, someone posted a quote from her book which is:
“In spite of everything I still believe people are really good at heart.”― Anne Frank
At that time I was going through a lot of things, and when I saw that quote, it save me a little bit of faith and hope over whatever I was going through then. Now should you must know, I am a muslim. And a muslim were ever not in favor with what the Jews have done to the Palestinian and the rest of the muslims who was oppressed by such mistreatment.
However, I do believe that this doesn’t apply to all, meaning that just because they are Jew it doesn’t mean they are all bad. And when my someone saw me reading this book, the person whispered this to me:
“She’s a Jew!”
I answered: “So? She’s a human too?”
I’ve been longing to read the book, just to know why a lot of people likes that book so much. And I certainly would want to know, how can a young girl who was just around 13 years old,stuck in the war,for almost 2 years in hiding, can still think that “In Spite Everything, I still Believe People Are Really Good At Heart”
Seriously it took a whole lot of courage and faith to still believe that no matter what happens, they are still good at heart. Perhaps being secluded from such terror or torture saved her from having bad impression about others, though.. living in terror during her hiding is already a terrifying thought to live everyday.
But all I can say when I read her book is that, regardless who she is, where she comes from and what not, she is after all just a young little girl looking for some fun and not be stuck in such misery and go through this war. Such was the condition if it was written by a young muslim girl, they just want to have some peace and lovely day, playing outside, enjoy their childhood, have some ice cream, and just live their life the fullest.
Therefore, I seriously hope and pray that , no matter if you are muslim or non – muslim, lets stop these war, and live in peace. If during the world war back then, its the Jews who was oppressed and freed, now that its the Muslims, why should it be any different? We too wants to live in peace and free just like you would not want to be living in such poverty and wars going around your neighbourhood.
And to Anne, thank you for writing that diary, thanks to her father too for printing the book so that people can understand what life means. I believe that although Anne did not survive the war to fulfil her ambition to become a writer, she is already a writer at such a young age! May you rest in peace.
“Would anyone, either Jew or non-Jew, understand this about me, that I am simply a young girl badly in need of some rollicking fun?”