"A painting depicting a portrait of Anne Frank and the text ”please forgive me father for I am ready to sin”, on the deal Dollarstore, got Marie Nilsson to react. After she shared the picture in a facebook group, she got great help – now shall the board be removed from the stores. "
"" I have just been wondering: What have you thought? It is I who does not understand? Or what is it all about?, she says."
"Marie Nilsson has seen a painting over a number of years at the Dollarstore in Hallsberg, which made her flinch."
"" I have just been wondering: What have you thought? It is I who does not understand? Or what is it all about?"
"On the board, you see a text that reads, ”please forgive me father for I am ready to sin”, which in Swedish means ”forgive me father for I am ready to sin” – an allusion to the catholic confession. In the board's lower-right corner, you see a portrait of Anne Frank wearing palestinasjal. Anne Frank, who was jewish, became famous the world over for her diary, where she wrote testimonies of the time hidden in Amsterdam when the Netherlands was occupied by the nazis. She died in the concentration camp Bergen-Belsen, 15 years old."
"”May not know who Anne Frank is”"
"Marie Nilsson has not been able to understand the painting and the combination of the text and the Anne Frank-picture, and for her it has been a mystery about why the store even wanted to sell the painting."
" It has been a mystery every single time when I have passed the shelf. The which has printed there, Anne Frank-the image can not know who it is. And that no one at the Dollarstore thought that you can't sell it here. "
"Of pure curiosity about other people's opinions and thoughts on the board, she out a picture on it in the facebook group Difficult Subject. Several have discussed the subject, and förfasat just as Maria: ”I Think that it is an example of really brown humor. Not funny, just disgusting”, ”Yeah, it is said that art should touch, but the border went fan in the ceiling now for what is okay” and ”Distasteful” are some of the comments."
"and Then it is certain among the comments that try to interpret the painting and the artist's intention – some point out that the motives shall be set at two different known gatukonster."
"– But it has combined street art in an inappropriate way. I interpret it as ignorance, " says Maria. "
"”Sorry if any one feel supported”"
"in Expressen, which was the first to draw attention to Mary's discovery, contacted the Dollarstores managing director Bent Holm, he says that they bought the painting in a limited edition several years ago – and that before they had attracted the attention if the painting sold at the department store in Hallsberg, sweden. Already then it was decided to remove it."
"– Apparently still exists, even if we already have removed it from the range in the shops. It is provocative, provocative, we think, thus we do not want to sell it. I am sorry if someone feels supported by the board, " he says to Aftonbladet."
"Some have argued that the Dollarstore acted anti-semitic, by even having bought the painting, slightly Bent Holm turn away from."
"– We would never buy into such things, it is directly against everything what we are and what we stand for. We have a place for all. We believe in man, regardless of age, gender, orientation, national origin, and religion, " he says and continues:"
"– So no - I'm just surprised and sad that anyone wants to see it as anti-semitic. The purpose of the board is the opposite. "