Holocaust Denial on Trial, or HDot has a whole section on Anne Frank. Anne Frank’s alleged diary does not prove the existence of a German plan to exterminate European Jews or the use of homicidal gas chambers. In fact, Anne and her sister died of typhus, her mother died of starvation and he father survived. It is, however, a piece of Holocaust affirming literature that is used to promote the Holocaust narrative, especially to young people.
Today I will be addressing the section ‘Anne Frank’s Diary: The Secret Annex’. In the interest of keeping my posts short I will be focusing on the issue of noise.
This is an interesting way to word that question. There are many ways that it could be possible, but the real question is not if it could have happened, rather, did it happen. Let us take a look as some passages from the book so that we can judge for ourselves.
Before we begin it is helpful to know the surroundings of the annex. Here is an aerial photo where the annex is marked in blue. You can see a riverfront street in front and a courtyard in the back. Interesting place for a hideout.
On page 19 Anne explains how they must be quiet during the day when the workers are around. But also they must be careful at night just in case. She explains how her sister, Margot, is not allowed to cough at night despite having a bad cold and then she must go because someone is calling for her. I hope they called quietly.
Although they are in fear of being discovered and being shot that doesn’t mean they can’t keep a tidy house and vacuum the carpets.
HDot has an answer for the use of a vacuum:
Robert Faurisson is a smart man and I would guess that he saw it unnecessary to point out that people passing by on the street would have heard a loud vacuum cleaner and that it doesn’t make sense that people in fear for their lives would take that risk. Furthermore we can recall that it was claimed that they wouldn’t even let Margot cough at night. But there’s more.
Here is the very next paragraph from HDoT’s article. After saying it was ok to vacuum in the middle of the day in the previous paragraph they go on to say that they strove to be utterly silent from 8am to 6pm because of the people in the office AND the adjoining buildings. So, HDot, was Faurisson wrong in pointing out the absurdity of vacuuming in the carpet when you’re in fear for your life?
There are other instances of loud noises being made in the secret hideout and other problematic circumstances like lighting a fire or having the window open. If you would like to learn more about such things I recommend watching this video of Ernst Zündel and Ditlieb Felderer discussing Felder’s book, Anne Frank’s Diary- a hoax. And of course reading the book too. You know it’s good when it has reviews like this.