We headed over to this awesome Anne Frank memorial and Marilyn Shuler Classroom for Human Rights.
Dave told us all about the genesis of the project. After the Neo Nazi movements in the north of Idaho, cooler heads and more progressive minds in Boise had to stand up and say, “NO this is not who we in Idaho are!” According to Dave the project was funded by Idaho Falls Gregory C. Carr.
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The highlight of the memorial is this statue of Anne “looking out the window” of the home she lived in before she was taken to a concentration camp.
The kids were so funny when I asked them to take a picture with the statue.
One of the entrances of the memorial is meant to look like the entrance to the attic they lived in. You pass the “bookcase” and go into a space where Anne stands, where 8 people lived for 18 months.
We went over to to the area where there is a fountain surrounded by quotes from people about moving past racist attitudes and moving toward a more accepting society. There was even one from Gordon B Hinkley.
Back at the Litsters house, the ever generous Dave Litster made crapes for all of us!! They were delicious and amazing.
Simon was in the kitchen helping grandpa.
Mirah ate all those crepes, and got back to her Legos.
Everyone was stuffed, and ready to CHILL, and go to sleep.
We watched Buffy in mom’s room that night after the kids went to bed. It was a FULL and fun day.