BERLIN – Deutsche Bahn (DB) is a plan to take trains to mention to historical personalities, such as Anne Frank. A spokesperson of the greater acknowledged compared to the Bild newspaper that a “hurtful” error of judgement is made.
The train operation had the public last year called names to suggest for new high-speed rail. There came the name of the famous onderduikster forward. The prospect of that may be an Anne Frank-train by Germany would drive away, however, led to much criticism.
In the Netherlands fell the Anne Frank Foundation, at the time, about the plans. “The naming evokes controversy, and that we understand. The combination of Anne Frank and a train evokes associations with the Persecution of jews and deportations during the Second world War”, stated the foundation, who also realized that “initiatives like this, often with good intentions happen.”