Critics say use of diarist’s name by national rail provider conjures painful images of persecution of Jews in second world war

Plans by Germany’s national rail provider to name a train after the diarist Anne Frank have come under fire, with the Anne Frank foundation saying it “caused new pain” to those who experienced deportations.

“A combination of Anne Frank and a train conjures up the image of persecution of Jews and deportations during World War II,” the Amsterdam-based foundation said in a statement.

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