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Sports Illustrated
 
     May 26, 2011

To the Editor

Former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber's analogy to Anne Frank was a demonstration of more than just "artlessness," as L. Jon Wertheim suggests ("Tiki Barber Gets Real," May 30).  To compare hiding in his agent's attic to avoid gossip columnists to Frank's hiding from the Nazis during World War II is outrageous and perverse.

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.  Unfortunately, Holocaust trivialization continues to spread and finds new ways and expressions that shock the conscience.

Tiki Barber should know better.


  Sincerely,

Abraham H. Foxman
National Director




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