Anne Frank diary is as relevant as ever, Peres says

( Israeli President Shimon Peres said he believes Anne Frank’s diary is as relevant as ever.

Anne Frank. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

On a recent visit to the Anne Frank Museum in the Netherlands, Peres saw parallels between ongoing modern-day horrors, such as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s gassing of civilians, and how Jews and others were murdered during the Holocaust.

“Anne Frank’s warning sign is in front of our eyes today too,” Peres said in a statement about his visit, the Times of Israel reported. “I doubt if Assad read Anne Frank’s diary since he didn’t hesitate to use chemical weapons and murder innocent women and children.”

Posted on September 29, 2013 .