Would you like to dress your kid up as a cute and sassy victim WWII-era German Jew this Halloween? This Girls Fantasy “World War II Evacuee” costume is here to help. With school uniform, beret, and bag, it seems to be aiming at Anne Frank without actually mentioning her name (and without the Juden star, thank God.) Looking at this costume, I’m struck by several things:
1.) The Holocaust was a terrible event in history and everyone should learn about it. But maybe little girls can wait until middle school to learn about the great potential for evil that exists in the human heart? (I mean, they are bound to learn about it then, anyway.)
2.) The Holocaust was not cute! Why are they trying to make it cute?! I don’t think there are any girls whose “Girls Fantasy” (ugh, why is there no apostrophe?) involves dying a terrible death in a concentration camp.
3.) Actually, maybe it could be kind of a cool costume for a precocious little girl who’s into history and has read/admired The Diary Of Anne Frank. Maybe?
4.) Who dresses up as a character from history? Nerds, that’s who.
5.) My grandfather’s ex-girlfriend actually was a World War II evacuee. She got sent to England right before her whole family was murdered by the Nazis. I don’t actually know what she’d say about this, but I’m pretty sure it would be…somewhat negative.
What say you, opinionated readers?