Tiki Barber's Anne Frank Analogy 'Shocking'
In a Sports Illustrated profile, Barber described how he went into hiding in the attic of his agent's home in
Abraham H. Foxman,
Holocaust trivialization continues to spread and finds new ways and expressions that shock the conscience. Tiki Barber's personal behavior is his business. But our history and experiences are ours and deserve greater respect than being abused or perverted by Tiki Barber.
The analogy to Anne Frank is not funny, it is outrageous and perverse. Anne Frank was not hiding voluntarily. Before she perished at age 15 in the
Bergen-Belsenconcentration camp, she hid from the Nazis for more than two years, fearing every day for her life. The Frank family's experiences, as recorded in Anne's dairy, are a unique testimonial to the horrors of the Holocaust, and her life should never be debased or degraded by insensitive and offensive analogies.