Still, Boise, Idaho seemed like an odd place for a memorial to someone who died in the Holocaust. And that’s precisely the point. The monument is all about the influence one person can have in the world. It displays quotes from around the world: Mahatma Gandi, Maya Angelou, Confucius, Chief Joseph and a student in Sarajevo.
The monument shows a statue of Anne Frank, her diary hidden behind her back, peering out of her attic window.
A significant portion of the monument is dedicated to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The document is presented on several stone tablets resembling the pages of a book.
In a fitting tribute to Anne Frank's love of stories and writing, the monument sits between the Boise Public Library and The Log Cabin Literary Center, where young writers gather to learn the craft of writing.
So what is your universal truth? What book that you love has reached to the ends of the earth? What impact has it had?