2283. Occurrence given to Raymond Aguilera on December 1975
My story of Anne Frank
One day, many years ago, I read the book “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl”.
This book affected me so much I decided to do a large sculpture of her.
Once I had finished the sculpture of Anne Frank, I decided to donate it to the Anne Frank Stichting (museum) in Amsterdam.
I received a letter from the Anne Frank Stichting thanking me, but stated that the sculpture was too large and they did not have the funds to have it cast in bronze. They said they would notify Otto Frank, Anne Frank’s father, to see if he had any ideas.
Then later, I received a nice letter from Anne Frank’s Father, Otto H. Frank, who survived World War ll Holocaust. He suggested I should donate it to a Jewish Organization in United States.
While seeking a place to donate the Anne Frank sculpture, an art instructor, at Contra Costa College destroyed the Anne Frank sculpture and the Elvis Presley sculpture I had also made. The instructor who destroyed these sculptures had a student in the art department make a figure sculpture of a pig on the Anne Frank armature. One can see the pig in one of the newspaper articles. This instructor had a liking for the Nazi Swastika for he painted them all over on other art items and on walls.
The lawsuit went nowhere. The College said they would pay $1500, but they never did. If one has the chance to read this book, it will open your eyes to real history.