Oh no! The story of Anne Frank that happened during the Holocaust is a real downer
My school tried to ban farenheit 451. Ironic
@Univofga01, I'm pretty sure that book was banned for a while until being allowed again in schools
@Univofga01, lol I read it in my English class
@Univofga01, so it begins lol. Bradbury you genius.
@Assassinator2399, every school determines what's banned and what's not. My high school, which is "in the city" of a small university town is very socially liberal so pretty much all the most commonly banned books are allowed, like Catcher in the Rye, The Great Gatsby, Looking for Alaska, etc. All of those are books we took apart in class over the years and all of them are in the top 10 most banned books list. Meanwhile all the country schools in our area (we're in a county of 65,000 people, so that's pretty much all the rest) have banned all those same books I've listed. It's really up to the school boards in the end, not larger governing bodies like state or federal gov'ts
@Univofga01, mine banned Mein Kampf. Don't know why
@Univofga01, dude that was my favorite book in English class
@Univofga01, that book is so good
@Univofga01, a like cause I remember having to read that in high school.
@Univofga01, Fahrenheit 451 is an amazing book and I have my own copy. Since it tells the truth about what the future will become, they don't want people to read it. Fight the system!
"A real downer"
@Rickenfendsontinsch, who would've thought a book about a young girl in hiding from a war would be uplifting
@Rickenfendsontinsch, oh and they're also trying to ban Lord of the Rings..... Why you ask..... Racism. Welcome to Rochester, MN where we can cure cancer, but don't want books that make us feel bad.
Why are people actually fighting to ban one of the most prominent accounts of the Shoah? This is good information. Are they gonna start banning history textbooks next?
@The New Night Guard, I wouldn't be surprised if people did try to ban history textbooks. Probably for being too white
@Vesrox, or maybe because the nazis said some anti semetic things in the book. And that triggers someone. Or maybe its just the fact that anne was in an attic and for some reason that triggered someone. Who knows these days.
@The New Night Guard, I hope they ban Annie Franker and the Prisoner of Auschwitz next
@The New Night Guard, you'll learn a lot more from this diary than any textbook
@Assassinator2399, Definitely. Some found it offensive that Anne happened to be growing up and discovering more about her body as she was fleeing genocide. God forbid our poor innocent children learn about growing up.
@The New Night Guard, many southern schools already practically do ban the use of history textbooks that refer to slavery as it was... slavery.
@Vesrox, well it lists "homosexual themes" as a reason to ban it in this case so my guess is that they were probably on the ethically conservative end of the spectrum. That said, both sides of politics have a penchant for banning books that don't agree with their viewpoints.
@Ariels Man Meat, Ah, the South trying to deny their dehumanizing and treacherous past.
@Assassinator2399, if you really wanna learn more about this period in history from the Jewish perspective, read Hope and Honor which is the story of Sid Shachnow, a little Jewish boy who survived the holocaust, immigrated to the U.S., became a highly decorated soldier in the Army, joined Army Special Forces (so he became a Green Beret), eventually rose through the ranks to be the Commanding Officer of Special Forces Operations. I actually met the man when I was a kid, great guy, his story is absolutely incredible
@The New Night Guard, why do we ban things at all imo... if you don't like the book don't read it.
@Caine, You're right. People need to look at it this way more often.
If I saw that sign, I wouldn't take a picture. I would get a hammer and a screwdriver and take it down. Then come back the next day with a poster explaining why everyone should read it. Then probably prank call the library a bunch of times saying I'm looking for Hitler, I know you're harboring him.
@FriendlyFirefighter , I'm headed back with tools right now
@WelI Obviously, upload pics as proof
Oh come on why ban this. I always come back to it when I need a good laugh.
"A real downer"--it's a firsthand account of a girl going through the goddamn HOLOCAUST! What'd you expect, hearts and flowers and rainbows everywhere?
"...and I want you like Anne Frank, wa-anted
Nobody to read her fvcking diary, cuz
A diary's a collection of personal thoughts nobody's supposed to read, that's the whole point of a diary
Millions of people have breached this little girl's privacy after she was chased by Nazis
Kick her while she's down"
@CapnJazz33, Anne Frank actually wanted to donate her diary after the war as a piece of history of what happened to her. She heard something on the radio about keeping things that were records of life during the war to donate afterwards and thought her diary would be good for that. Her father knew this and that was why he released her diary after she fidd
Homosexual themes, hm. If this is homosexual, they have never watched Junjou Romantica.
@CthulhuMan, apparently there were some parts that her father left out. Or so I've heard.
The sad fact is that there really are a list of banned because parents feel like they are inappropriate. Nobody said that everything had to agree with your views. That's how the world moves forwards is by being exposed to different views, and that's how you can create your own ideas and truths, by having them challenged.
Faith in humanity destroyed
My school never banned nothing. In fact we read clockwork orange in one class.
@BearDaniels, try bringing in a Playboy. I'm guessing that will change.
@Toad, I did everyday because I brought my laptop and playboy doesn't make magazines anymore
@BearDaniels, but did they let you watch the movie in school?
@Sexy Homunculus, clockwork orange? Yes
@BearDaniels, when you say school do you mean grade school or college? If they let you guys watch it in high school I'd be surprised if there weren't any furious parents
@Sexy Homunculus, junior year of high school. It was a college prep school, you signed up for classes and where given a schedule beforehand. Our parents knew the books and movies we'd watch before we signed up for the class. That is if your parents cared enough to know what classes you signed up for. I was the only grizzly in a class of 150.
@BearDaniels, Dang. Your parents were ok with you watching that? And what other books and movies did you study in that class?
@Doctor Krieger, no no. Not lefty mo-rons, just advanced idiots
This is actually for banned books week. It's one week a year where libraries show that they support the right to read and have access to any book a person chooses. The Diary of Anne Frank is one of the books that is regularly challenged by people (usually by parents in schools).
"A diary is a collection of secret things that no ones suppose to read, thats the whole point of a diary. Now millions of people have breached this little girls privacy after she was chased down by Nazis, kick her while shes down"- Bo Burnham
I think this poster was satirical.
My school banned Persepolis. (Just because of the part where a guy is getting tortured, and it's not even graphic)
The fall of the world is upon us. Should i build a bunker or jump off a building? Wait nevermind. This the internet i know what all your answers will be.
@Phantom217, build a bunker and jump off of it.
It kind of is a downer, but that's not a reason to forget history.
Holocaust? What is that?