In Aken, young people damaged and burned a copy of Anne Frank’s diary. The Jewish woman was murdered by the Nazis during World War II.

Three young people are said to have damaged a copy of “The Diary of Anne Frank” in Aken and burned parts of it. A 15-year-old and two 16-year-olds were seen doing this by witnesses at a bus stop on Wednesday, police and the Dessau-Roßlau public prosecutor’s office said. When the police arrived, the fire had already gone out. There is suspicion of incitement to hatred.

The Jew Anne Frank (1929-1945) and her family hid from the Nazis during the Second World War. During this time, the girl kept a diary, which was published after her death. Frank was murdered in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp shortly before the end of the war.

Education Minister Eva Feußner told the German Press Agency that Anne Frank’s diary was a moving testimony to the suffering and inhumanity inflicted on the Jewish population during the Second World War. “It serves as a memorial and a call to never forget what happened and to ensure that such cruelty never happens again. The disrespect and ignorance expressed in such an act are appalling and absolutely unacceptable.”

This incident shows how important interdisciplinary political education is in schools, said the CDU politician. “History and literature lessons must not only convey facts to young people, but also promote an understanding of human fates and the historical context behind social developments.” Interdisciplinary political education and democratic education are essential to teach young people the importance of tolerance and respect, as well as the dangers of extremism and intolerance.

A real parking ticket war has broken out in an Aldi parking lot in Monheim am Rhein. The discounter has leased its parking lot to a private company. Since then, strict parking rules have been in place – with consequences. The city is taking a confrontational approach. Now Aldi Süd is also reacting.

The municipality of Landau-Land in Rhineland-Palatinate must accommodate a rejected asylum seeker who has committed a criminal offense in a homeless shelter following his release from prison.