By Ronald Jansen
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(ANNE FRANK, DIARY, MARCH 25, 1944)
ANNE FRANK eighty YEARS
A MEMORIAL travel IN present photographs
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27 As part of a life-plan he set himself three goals for his time in Oxford: 1) to win a Blue by playing rugby for the University; 2) to become President of the Union and 3) to bag a first in Greats, the Oxford name for Classics. None of these greater goals fell into his lap as he might have expected. He managed captain of the college rugby team, but never membership of the University XV. In the Union, he got no further than the Library Committee. 42 Surprisingly, given the Johnsonian adulation of the ancient world, Stanley gave up the four-year slog of Classics – and had, in any case, notched up only a second in the first set of exams (known at Oxford as ‘Mods’) before he switched to English.
Primrose Hill also saw the start of a frustrating lifetime of musical endeavour, a rare activity in which Boris has been forced to accept almost abject failure. Soon Rachel was producing identifiable tunes from her descant recorder but her brother’s output was annoyingly confined to shrill peeps and a quantity of warm spit. ’39 It is not often that he is obliged to run up the white flag, but the musical challenge does seem to have defeated him. In November 1972, the Johnson tribe (now numbering four with the addition of another brother, Jo, in late 1971) moved 500 yards away to 174 Regents Park Road.
Although still painting whenever she can, she has had to contend with Parkinson’s disease for nearly 30 years. When visiting his mother, Boris is a loving son and talks up her painting talents with commendable filial loyalty. However, Rachel’s friends say as Charlotte’s only daughter, the responsibility of caring for an ailing mother has fallen unevenly on her. She will – and does – drop everything whenever there is another medical crisis, although she never reveals the pain and anguish this sometimes causes.
Anne Frank 80 Years: A Memorial Tour in Current Images by Ronald Jansen