If I see one more “let’s wait and see!” Trump-minimalist gentile coopt the one Anne Frank quote they know to try and humanize or soften the people who MURDERED THAT CHILD, I will scream.
They murdered her after she kept the belief that people were good at heart. They murdered her. You don’t get to erase that part of the story to feel better about voting for the American Nazi Party.
She isn’t advocating “let’s wait and see!”, she’s trying to live through being brutally dehumanized without stooping to the level of her oppressors. She isn’t fucking saying, “you can treat me however you want and I’ll still love you!” either.
And that quote? I feel like if that quote sums up your analysis of her diary, you didn’t actually read it. That quote is the touchstone for the gentile/post-war American world because it defangs her. It defangs her pain and fury and intelligence and sexuality and HUMANITY. It turns her into a little doll that gentiles can pose however they want to tell themselves they didn’t really murder a human being with unlimited potential.
You don’t get to decide how she felt after that diary was ripped from her. No one does. It’s beautiful and meaningful and important, but people acting like it contains her complete thoughts about what happened to her are ignoring that she continued to have thoughts and feelings after its last page. Until she was murdered. By the people you’re making stupid minions memes of on Facebook to defend because you fucking voted for this. You voted for a replay of her murder. Keep her name out of your mouth.