The Argentine Jewish Appeal denounced the use of the image of Anne Frank in Showmatch

The Argentine Jewish Appeal reported to the Public Defender the use of the image of Anne Frank in the “Showmatch” program. “Wow our most absolute repudiation for those who, in pursuit of obtaining economic benefits by causing an impact on the audience, ignore the sensitivity of those who keep in memory the pain of that tragedy, “said the entity.

Through a press release, the Argentine Jewish Appeal rejected the “regrettable use of the image of Anne Frank illustrating the interpretation of the song ‘I am not that woman’ in the program ‘Showmatch’ hosted by Marcelo Tinelli”.

The image of Ana’s face, he remarked, “was projected just at the moment when the singer sang the phrase ‘I am not that woman who does not leave home’, in a unfortunate and banal allusion to the confinement to which the Frank family was forced during the Nazi invasion of Holland, with the tragic consequences that we all know. “

“Go our most absolute repudiation for those, In order to obtain economic benefits through causing an impact on the audience, they ignore the sensitivity of those who keep in their memory the pain of that tragedy“concluded the entity chaired by Marcelo Horestein together with Pablo Grorodneff, who” hopes that those responsible for the broadcast will provide a similar space to educate about the Shoah and honor the memory of the victims and that of Anne Frank in particular. ”

Repudiation of the Ana Frank Argentina Center

This Friday, during the broadcast of the Marcelo Tinelli program, Sofía “Jujuy” Jiménez made a version of the song “I am not that woman”, by Paulina Rubio, while on the screen the faces of famous women appeared, among them Eva Perón, Gabriela Sabatini, Mercedes Sosa, María Elena Walsh, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Niní Marshall and Frida Kahlo.

Just at the moment when the phrase “I am not that woman who does not leave home” sounded, the screen showed a photo of Anne Frank – the Jewish teenager who was hidden in an attic with her family until she was captured by the Nazis and deported to a concentration camp where she died at just 15 years old – sparking a wave of repudiation.

The next day, the director of the Ana Frank Argentina Center, Héctor Shalom, repudiated the use of the adolescent’s image and described it as a “trivialization of the Holocaust to its most extreme expression”. “Using the image of Anne Frank as the background of a song about a woman who refuses to stay in the house is an act of humiliation to the millions of victims, to the survivors and to anyone who chooses human dignity as a life option” Shalom said in a statement.

After an apology from the host and the producers of the program, it was agreed that this Tuesday part of the Showmatch team will visit the Anne Frank Center. “We have chosen through dialogue and appealing to the good faith of both, to turn the painful episode into an educational experience as a way of approaching the issue,” the institution and the television series production reported in a joint statement.

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