Anne Frank statue in Idaho vandalized with swastika stickers

A statue memorializing Anne Frank in Boise, Idaho was vandalized with swastika stickers on Tuesday just before the start of Hannukah.

According to USA Today, police are investigating the incident and Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee called the act “absolutely reprehensible.”

One antisemitic posting read “WE ARE EVERYWHERE” and had a large swastika on the middle of the page.

“It’s sad that this is becoming a statement of who and what our community is,” said Dan Prinzig, director of the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights, told the paper

The haunting image, however, didn’t keep those wanting to spread messages of positivity away and on Friday, a new message was posted on the bronze statue portraying Frank holding her diary. That message: “WE are everywhere we choose LOVE”

Frank and her family hid from the nazis for 761 days during World War II and kept a diary documenting the dark time. She and her family were later found and sent to concentration camps. Frank died of typhus in March 1945 while in Bergen-Belsen.

Jennie Taer

Jennie Taer