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The Story of Barbro Karlen's Proof That She Is Anne Frank Reincarnated

Updated on April 15, 2016
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Nell has been interested in Reincarnation for many years, and recently joined the Signs of Reincarnation study group for further learning.

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Barbro Karlen reincarnation of Anne Frank
Barbro Karlen reincarnation of Anne Frank

The Case For Reincarnation.

We are always fascinated by stories of Reincarnation. Especially children who are reincarnated as they seem to remember amazing details of a past life.

Most people put it down to their child's imagination. How can anybody really remember a past life? Is it even possible? Surely when we are born we come into the world for the first time, and experience only those memories from birth, childhood then into adulthood. To believe in reincarnation, sometimes we have to change our whole mindset or even faith to do it.

And talking about faith, what happens if in one life we are Jewish? Then when we are born again, we are possibly a Catholic, or even Methodist? What does that mean? So many questions.

Its even harder for the parents. How must they feel knowing that their child is screaming 'I want my real mother'?

Most times its easy to dismiss the words, putting it down to childish imaginings. But other times, well they can't be dismissed so easily.

Take the case of Barbro Karlen. She claims that in a previous life she was in fact, Anne Frank.

Barbro Karlen and Anne Frank

Anne Frank Barbro Karlen
Anne Frank Barbro Karlen

Who Is Barbro Karlen?

Barbro Karlen was born in Sweden in 1954. Her first book was published at the tender age of 12. It was a book of poetry. The book has gone on to be one of the most popular books in Sweden.

Since then she has written and published nine further volumes of poetry and prose. She has also worked as a mounted policewoman, and trained and competed in dressage for many years.

But its her early life that is most startling. Ever since she was a small child she dreamed of another life. The fear would over come her and she would wake up shaking and frightened. She had the horrible dreams for as long as she could remember.

The most startling thing began when she was about two years old. She told her mother and father that her name was not Barbro, it was in fact Anne.

Her mother dismissed it as just a fantasy.

Barbro carried on having the dreams, and couldn't understand why she felt she was living in two worlds.

By this time she knew that her name was Anne Frank, and couldn't understand why they kept calling her Barbro. She realized that they were not her real parents even though they insisted that they were.

Barbro had no one else to talk too, and continued to insist that she wasn't who they said she was.

At this time the Diary of Anne Frank had only been translated into a few languages. But definitely not Swedish.

There is no actual date of publication in Sweden but its believed to be in the late 1950s.


Anne Frank
Anne Frank
Barbro Karlen
Barbro Karlen

Being Anne Frank.

Over the years the two lives merged together, and Barbro insisted that her real father was going to come and collect her.

By the time she was six years old, her parents were so concerned that their daughter was 'crazy' they decided to take her to see a psychiatrist.

By this time Barbro began to realize that nobody would ever believe her. When she visited the psychiatrist she didn't tell him her stories. She was afraid that she would be taken away and so she kept quiet.

The psychiatrist informed her parents that she was a normal little girl and not to worry about her. She was happy and just living in a child's dream world. As other children do, she must have been talking to an imaginary friend. She would soon grow out of it.

But she never did.

She became introverted and decided to keep quiet about it. But the memories did not go away.

At the age of seven she started school. She was so pleased to realize that now she could read and write. So she secretly started to write down her memories, but after writing them she threw the paper away in case others found it.


Hear Barbro's Story In Her Own Words!

Man on Earth Publication.

Barbro continued to write. By the time she was about eleven years old, she had written poetry, but she also started to question about reincarnation, where we come from, and where we go.

One day a friend of the family saw some of her work that she had kept, and asked her parents if he could show it to someone with the idea of getting it published.

This was her first book called Man on Earth. She was twelve years old.

Barbro hadn't written anything about her being the reincarnation of Anne Frank at this time, purely because she had started to feel silly, and slightly ashamed to think she had told everyone that she was somebody else.

The reason was that after she had started school Barbro realized that Anne Frank was a real person! The book had been published in 1947 but was only then beginning to become popular.

Barbro realized that it was no longer smart to go around saying that she had been Anne Frank.


A wooden bookcase covers the hidden door in Anne Franks house where they were hiding.
A wooden bookcase covers the hidden door in Anne Franks house where they were hiding.
Anne Franks bedroom
Anne Franks bedroom

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Overwhelmed by Memories.

At the age of ten, Barbro was taken on a trip to Europe by her parents. Soon they came to Amsterdam, and her parents decided to take in all the sights, and of course one of these was the house of Anne Frank.

After calling for a cab, Barbro suddenly turned around to them and said 'We don't need a cab, I know exactly where we are, and how to get to the house'!

Her parents were startled, and replied 'How do you know this? We have never been here before?'

But Barbro just turned to them and quietly replied ' Let me show you the way'.

Her parents didn't know what to think, but they said okay, and they started to walk to the house.

Crossing roads, turning corners, until Barbro said 'Its just around the next corner'.

And she was right. As they entered the house, Barbro was heard to say, 'they have changed the steps outside'!

Her parents didn't know what to say, but as they entered the house Barbro began to get a really horrible feeling. This was her dream. The atmosphere was clingy, she felt a tightness in her chest. Total and undeniable fear.

The dreams were suddenly real, and right in front of her. They entered the room where Anne Frank had lived. Barbro was terrified, her hands were cold and clammy, and her mother believed that she was ill. She wanted to take her outside, but Barbro said no.

She wanted to see it. To make sure everything was the same that she remembered, but the feelings were getting worse.

She noticed that Anne Franks pictures were still on the wall, and she excitedly told her parents, 'Look the pictures are still there'!

But there were no pictures there.

'What are you talking about?' Her mother asked. 'The pictures were there, I know they were' Barbo replied.

So her mother walked over to one of the men who worked there and asked if there had been pictures on the wall. The man replied, yes. They had taken them down because people were taking them.

Then her mother realised that it was real. Everything Barbro had said was true. She hugged her and told her that, now she understood. 'You are not alone anymore'.

Barbro decided to wait outside. On the way to the front door she suddenly saw a man in a green uniform standing over her.

She cried, and ran, only to fall over the step. When she turned round he was gone. In fact he had never been there in the first place. It was a flash back.

Barbro's mother went on to become a spiritual Church goer. Her father dismissed it all purely because he didn't want anything to shake his safe world.



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Anne Frank's House
Anne Frank's House
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Anne Frank Photo

The Story of Anne Frank

We all know the story of Anne Frank. A young German Jewish girl thrown into the horrors of War at a young age, forced to stay hidden away in an attic at her fathers work place in Amsterdam.

Along with her family on this 6th July 1942 Annelies Marie Frank, or Anne Frank started her captivity.

The small area was cramped and claustrophobic. Living in such abysmal conditions, Anne found her freedom by writing in a diary her father had bought on her 13th Birthday. Throughout their hidden years she captured each emotion, girlish thought and fear, writing it down purely to keep herself busy.

Little did she know that years after her death in a Concentration Camp, her Diary would become the second biggest best seller book after the Bible.

She died after being betrayed by one of their helpers, and on the morning of the 4th August was arrested and transferred with her sister Margot to the hell hole that was Bergen Belsen

Otto Frank, their father was the only member of the family to survive. A few years after the war he returned to Amsterdam and met Miep Gies, one of the kind people who helped hide the family, and who had found the diary in the attic.

After many months of contemplation he decided to publish it so that people could read the true story of their suffering at the hands of the Nazi's. Little did he know just how popular the book would be.

Anne Frank ironically died just a few weeks before the liberation of Bergen Belsen, around 15th April 1945, possibly from Typhus, but the real cause was never known. She had been at the camp less than a year.

The first publication of Anne Frank's Diary was on June 25th 1947. The Title of the book is actually called Anne Frank: The Diary Of A Young Girl.

Real Live Original Footage of Anne Frank on Her Balcony Before The War!

Anne Frank's Diary
Anne Frank's Diary
Buddy Elias Anne Frank's Last Living Relative.
Buddy Elias Anne Frank's Last Living Relative.

Buddy Elias Proof

The most compelling proof has to be the fact that Barbro has actually met and talked to Anne Frank's Cousin Buddy Elias.

Buddy is an actor, who has starred in The Love Boat, Crime Scene and The Magic Mountain. He is also the last living relative of Anne Frank.

He had heard about Barbro through her publisher. Even though at that time she hadn't written her story.

Buddy was intrigued and asked to meet her. Even though he didn't believe in reincarnation. But he was curious to see who this woman was going around telling everybody that she was in fact Anne Frank.

He invited her to dinner. As Barbro knocked on the door, Buddy came out and they looked at each other. Then they fell into each others arms.

They both cried.

They sat for two hours and talked and she realized that Buddy was the President of Anne Franks Foundation. This put him in a very vulnerable position, he wasn't sure how the other members would react to the story.

When the newspapers asked him, 'Do you believe that Barbo is the reincarnation of Anne Frank'?

He answered 'Yes'.

Since then Buddy has been hounded by the press to such an extent that he has now backed away from interviews, but keeps in touch with Barbro once a week, and she stays with him when she visits Switzerland.

Thoughts.

The more I research these reincarnation cases, the more I believe they are true. Unless Barbro's mother or father got their hands on a copy of Anne Frank's Diary and read the whole book to her before the age of two years old, there cannot be another explanation.

Unless of course it was shown on TV. But back then TV stations were still in their early days of broadcasting. Even so, would a small child of two years old really take in all that information?

I doubt it. So, do I believe her? Yes I do.

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      Nell Rose 4 weeks ago from England

      Hi Ruby, you could be right there. Its something that can really never be proved, but something strange is going on, not sure what though, thanks for reading.

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      Ruby 4 weeks ago

      This is a really interesting story and its quite obvious that there is definitely something going on. Now that I think about it, I doubt its reincarnation, it seems more like spirit possession. People have seen Anne, as in a 'ghost', which makes me think it is indeed spirit possession. Anne's soul should be with Barbro. I don't actually think its possible for Anne's soul to leave Barbro if she was the reincarnation.

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      Nell Rose 4 weeks ago from England

      Hi Santapanda, try to write down all that you remember, okay? and good luck! if you can find a connection let me know, okay? thanks for reading.

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      Santapanda 4 weeks ago

      I believe in recarnation I want to find my past life but my mum says need to be adult I recon I was roman,Greek,,Viking dudes and middle ages like a peasant

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      Nell Rose 2 months ago from England

      Thanks Anita, I will check it out.

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      Nell Rose 3 months ago from England

      Glad to help Maitreyi!

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      Maitreyi Hajra 3 months ago

      Thanks for giving these information....I am making a wall magazine about reincarnation with my school friends and personally interested about Anne Franks....so thanks a lot..

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      Nell Rose 6 months ago from England

      Hi Allyson, that is amazing, and you seem to know so much about it. If this is true then its a sad fact that we have all been conned into believing a liar and a cheat! sadly it looks that way. thanks so much for your input. Nell

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      Allysongreen 6 months ago

      She's crazypants. First, she has no one supporting her story, including her parents, her teachers, friends, or the psychiatrist who saw her when she was six. She claims she knew details "only Anne could know," but unlike other cases, such as James Leininger, there are no names, dates, incidents, details, or anything else she reveals that isn't already in the public domain. Some of what she says is at variance with vetted, fact-checked accounts from eyewitnesses.

      She claims that at age two, she said her name was Anne, not Barbro, and that her parents weren't her "real" parents. It's not uncommon for children to do this, or to engage in extended fantasy that they are somebody else. As she says, she never grew out of that phase. That doesn't mean she's reincarnated, just a case of arrested mental and social development. Conveniently, she purposely hid it from the psychiatrist who saw her, resulting in an inaccurate diagnosis.

      She admits she learned about Anne Frank in school at age 7 or 8; she probably would have viewed pictures of the House, Anne's room, and probably Anne herself, allowing Barbro to identify and fantasize even more. It's very odd that she would have kept her alt-identity a complete secret; I'm not aware of any other child reincarnation claimants who have done this. However, her parents were obviously aware, even if they believed she was fantasizing. If so, certainly they would have thought, even briefly, about the implications of taking her to the Anne Frank House on the family vacation when she was 10.

      No one has bothered to verify that the Karlen family ever visited the Anne Frank House in 1964 or any other year, even though this is where much of the "proof" occurs in her narrative. She allegedly led her parents to the House from their hotel ("not far," and "only a ten-minute walk" away) even though she had never been to Amesterdam before and it is full of winding streets. 263 Prinsengracht is not that hard to find; it not only faces the Prisengracht canal, it is just a few doors down from the Westerkerk, a very large, famous church whose spire reaches a height of 282 feet -- easily visible from anywhere in the local area. The House was already famous by 1964, receiving over 10K visitors annually, so it's likely the local hotels had pamphlets, maps, phone books, and tour directories showing its location. If she was the "highly functioning, intelligent" child her psychiatrist said she was, she could easily have read a map or a brochure to find the nearby House -- or just used the church spire to get there.

      Upon arriving, Barbro recalls that she remarked the steps were different. They hadn't yet entered the building, so she must have been referencing the exterior steps. The problem is that the House has never had exterior steps in front at any time, as images from www.annefrank.org show. Also, this was after the 1957 renovation to make the building look just as it did when the Franks hid there.

      The next "proof" offered is that she said she saw pictures on the wall of Anne's room, even though the pictures had supposedly been removed for preservation/theft protection/framing (depending on which account you read). However, there's no evidence that the pictures were removed any time during the 1960s for any reason; www.annefrank.org offers a detailed account of the restorations and preservation efforts for Anne's room, including the pictures. Pictures were never removed for framing. They were not removed to prevent theft, nor taken down for preservation efforts during the 1960s (preservation happened later, but replicas were placed on the walls during that time). It's likely Barbro saw a picture of Anne's room when her teacher taught about Anne Frank and knew there should be pictures on Anne's wall. It's also almost certain that the pictures were there when she visited the House, but this anecdote is used as manufactured "proof" that Barbro is reincarnated Anne.

      Finally, she claims to have seen a flashback of a green-uniformed soldier, to have felt dizzy, panicked, and cold while in the building, and to have had a traumatic emotional reaction to her visit. None of these reactions are proof of anything. If she had been fantasizing for years that she was Anne, she would be likely to experience such physical reactions in the House. Susceptible or suggestible people, including children, can have panic attacks and symptoms of physical illness anywhere, especially if they associate their location with trauma or fear. Other people with agoraphobia, anxiety, and claustrophobia have also suffered symptoms there, but no one takes that as proof that they are reincarnated occupants.

      Now that we've debunked what happened during the visit (if it ever occurred), let's discuss the memories of Anne's capture and deportation. Miep Gies and others who were there, including the arresting officer, have written accounts detailing what happened. These are available online. Barbro gets it wrong in many ways, including the barking dogs, the number of officers involved, the type of vehicle used to remove the hiders, and the fact that real-life Anne was not sexually assaulted during transport.

      Finally, there's the issue of the 1995 Dutch TV show where Karlen claimed she'd never publicly discussed her memories -- even though Min Warld had debuted her story in 1973. She has tried to explain that away by saying that she only told a journalist friend about her memories, that person told someone else, etc., and it ended up getting published without her consent. Why didn't she ever seek legal redress or try to stop publication? Then, just as the Dutch TV show interviewed her, she released a book about her experiences while claiming she didn't care about publicity. She receives speaker fees to appear at conferences, workshops, and seminars, has done interviews, promoted her story, and is on YouTube. She is currently on Facebook as "Barbro Karlen and Anne Frank," and people are just gullibly accepting whatever she claims with no fact-checking at all.

      She has claimed Buddy Elias, Anne's most well-known living relative, accepted her as the reincarnation upon their first meeting and completely believed her story. That is simply not true: http://www.newsweek.com/2015/02/13/bringing-anne-f...

      She never met with Miep Gies, Otto Frank, or anyone else who knew Anne. Otto was, in fact, bothered by so many girls and women claiming to be his reincarnated daughter that he wanted nothing to do with them: http://www.akdh.ch/ps/ps_16.html

      Karlen also stresses that she has the same literary talents as Anne because she became a best-selling child author at 12 after someone found her writing scattered around her room and took it to a publisher (this story has also not been fact-checked and verified). Yet she appears nowhere on any list of Swedish poets, important authors, or even writers of best-selling Swedish books. She's not mentioned in any summaries of twentieth-century Swedish literature or even children's literature. Her early books went out of print in the 1970s.

      She has had financial and career instability during her adult life and believes that she was persecuted and harassed by reincarnations of Nazi guards and officers (not possible given the timelines). She thinks people hate her, just because. Her book "And the Wolves Howled" is poorly written, deals mostly with her ideations of persecution and harassment in her job, and contains demonstrably false "memories" about Anne Frank.

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      Nell Rose 7 months ago from England

      Thanks Joan, yes its fascinating isn't it?

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      Amy 8 months ago

      WOW I can't believe it, it is so facinating that people know they have more than one life in the past!

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      Nell Rose 8 months ago from England

      Thanks alan! and glad you liked it.

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      Alan R Lancaster 8 months ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)

      This is in-depth in depth. I don't believe in reincarnation, but there are uncanny things around, unexplainable in normal language.

      It's particularly uncanny when those associated with the 'other life' - such as Buddy Elias- find themselves face-to-face with total strangers who recall things connected with their families.

      Spine-tingling stuff, Nell. Keep it up.

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      Nell Rose 14 months ago from England

      That's a fascinating story Jim, and unusual too. to remember a past life just as she was passing, is amazing! thanks so much for reading.

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      Jim Rogers 14 months ago

      My Mom and Aunt were startled when my Grandmom who in 1962 was dying of cancer woke in a delirium and spoke in a very thick Irish brogue. It was bizarre because they knew of nobody in their part of PA who spoke like that. That's when they started reading about Bridey Murphy and Edgar Cayce. Reincarnation makes much more sense than anything in "organized religion," imho.

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      Nell Rose 18 months ago from England

      Thanks Barbara, yes they are certainly intriguing aren't they? I would need to look into it more before believing, but its pretty convincing isn't it? thanks for reading, nell

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      Barbara Badder 18 months ago from USA

      This is interesting. I've been reading your stories about reincarnation. They certainly make you wonder. Thanks for a good read.

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      Nell Rose 23 months ago from England

      Hi Helga, thanks for reading, nell

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      Helga Silva 23 months ago from USA

      Great article! Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us!

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi lex, thanks so much for reading, yes its hard to believe in it, but yet there is so much info pointing to the fact that its true that I am completely stumped myself! lol! thanks

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      lex123 2 years ago

      Hi Nell, The topic Reincarnation is just fascinating. I don't know whether to believe in it or not, but your hub with the proofs, especially the videos, makes me believe in it.

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      HIya spudz, thanks so much for reading, I am glad you liked it, nell

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      spudzjamezspudz 2 years ago

      Wow! The topic of reincarnation has always been fascinating to me, but it has always been dismissed by religious beliefs and conservative relatives who insist that it's all just a fantasy invented by non-Christians. But throughout history, there is too much evidence that cannot be dismissed by our level of scientific evidence. All in all, a great topic to explore!

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi sparkster, I had to go and re read about imaginal cells, i had totally forgotten! now you have me interested! lol! as for your story, yep you need to get it down! lol!

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      Sparkster Publishing 2 years ago from United Kingdom

      I guess there's no point not writing about it! I started a new blog recently and my last post on there (yesterday) was actually questioning whether butterflies/caterpillars can prove reincarnation. I don't know if you've heard of imaginal cells - Dr Bruce Lipton talks about them and uses it as a metaphor for people creating positive change in society. Anyway, these imaginal cells which go on to form the butterfly seem to keep popping up from out of nowhere - the old cells of the caterpillar don't actually change or morph at all.

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi sparkster, well if you do give me a yell? I would love to read it! and thanks for coming back, nell

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      Sparkster Publishing 2 years ago from United Kingdom

      I think I've mentioned it in comments and things a few times and I used to joke about it in conversation but I don't think I've ever really written about it as such.

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi Melissa, I believe that Barbro is Catholic! amazing isn't it? and yes I can believe you, its not the first time that I have heard someone remembers their birth! its totally wonderful! thanks so much for reading, nell

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi delia, yes I agree that we are not born into a religion, in fact my family have always been church of england, but I tend to be more pagan/christian, as for the holocaust its disgusting to think people believe it didn't happen, I don't know why they do that, maybe its because of self shame or even arrogance, as for anne frank I can never believe that's fake, its so girl like in its writing, as for your interview, that was a shame, did you ever get any other film parts?

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      Melissa Orourke 2 years ago from Roatán, Islas De La Bahia, Honduras

      Found this very interesting! Do you know if Barbro is Jewish now? Just curious. I have early, early memories like an above poster. I remember my birth! Seriously, I do. I know some won't believe that! It was actually terrifying to me!

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      Delia 2 years ago

      When I was young living in California I auditioned for the movie part of Ann Frank, my interviewer said that I could speak German well (been only in US few years) but I was too different from her in looks.

      You know that those who are claiming that Anne Franks Diary was a fake, are those that say the Concentration Camps never happened....

      I believe we are not born into a religion, but make that choice of belief, most will go with what their family has believed. We all have a choice.

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi sparkster, that is amazing! have you written about it? I would love to read it in full! thanks so much, nell

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      Sparkster Publishing 2 years ago from United Kingdom

      Wow, how interesting and what a great hub. I'm not too familiar with stories of past lives and reincarnation but I'm sure I've read about this one before somewhere.

      Yes, I absolutely believe. Why?

      Because I myself have very vivid pre-birth memories - but they are not memories of a past life. They are memories of something in between.

      You see, I consciously remember choosing to live this life. That sounds crazy but I've always had those memories as far back as I can remember. I also remember that there were three options - one of the other two was being a disabled girl in a wheelchair, I can't remember the other.

      Anyway, I have a mission here on Earth - I'm not 100% sure what it is but they did tell me I would be able to "do it from a distance this time" - obviously, the words "this time" are quite profound! They told me I wouldn't remember any of that - but I told myself I would and tried my hardest to remember - and I do remember!

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi Jean, thanks so much for reading, yes the Anne Frank one is quite controversial, not sure whether to believe it or not, I think she is telling the truth, but I am not sure if she is remembering or only thinking its real, thanks, nell

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      Jean Bakula 2 years ago from New Jersey

      How fascinating! Most children are psychic and can recall past lives before the age of 7. Also, when children or teens die a horrible death, they tend to reincarnate faster. I am a believer, and have read so many stories like this, but never one about Anne Frank. Thank you.

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Yes and we are a mix of neanderthal and homo sapien, african people are just homo sapien, and the people who live in the hymalays are in fact a mix of homo sapien, neanderthal and denisovans, that's how they can live at such height. I love genetics don't you? in fact scientists believe there are at least another four genes from other hominids that we don't know about yet!

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi Rachael, lol! yep me too with the typos! interesting you should say not with animals, I don't believe it really either, but....my friend died a couple of years ago, and she used to love dogs. especially a beeson frize' not sure if you spell it like that, sorry, anyway she loved them and joked she would come back as one if anything happened to her.

      One day i was sitting down the park all on my own, with hundreds of people around me on the grass, boiling hot day, I was reading a book. Suddenly I looked up, and in the far off distance was a woman with a small dog. the dog spotted me, jumped out of its leesh, ran all the way through these hundreds of people, straight towards me, jumped on my lap licked my face then lay down. It was a beeson frize'!!!

      I looked at the dog and whispered, Leslie? na, probably not, but....thanks again, nell

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi lonestar, sorry it took me so long to answer, been ill, I never knew that! I have been wanting to read about the Kabbala for a long time now, so this has got me more interested! yes in the Bible I believe its mentioned, something to do with a few of them asking Jesus if he was the reincarnation of David? not sure but I know it is mentioned! thanks so much for reading, nell

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      Rod Martin Jr 2 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Thanks, Rachael. I understand your views on reincarnation into animals, but Homo sapiens are animals, too.

      And there was a danger thousands of years ago that Homo sapiens would disappear because of interbreeding with other animals, called Homo neanderthalensis (Neanderthals). They disappeared 30,000 years ago, right when the new date for Noah's Flood occurred. I discuss this in detail in one of my books. The threat of the "daughters of men" had been removed. The corruption of flesh (genetics) could go no deeper.

      And thanks again to Nell for writing this amazing Hub.

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      Rachael O'Halloran 2 years ago from United States

      It's 10 hours later and I see a couple of typos in my comment and it just ticks me off a little. lol. The CAPS are the corrections.

      "If someone else comes forward and says they are the reincarnation of Anne Frank, then I guess there WILL be questions from every quarter to both claimANTs."

      And "Until then, we CAN'T deny the numerous stories we read and hear about."

      Ugh I hate when I see something long after the "edit your comment" part has disappeared on this side of the screen. lol

      lone77star - it is interesting you mention Kabbalists belief of splitting into 600,000 pieces in your comment and when a life's lesson is too big to digest, they split again.

      It is a similar concept discussed in books I've read about reincarnation. Reincarnationists believe that a soul keeps reincarnating until they resolve all conflicts to satisfaction -- whether they come back as a family member (parent, child, sibling, etc.), friend or employer role to make that happen. I don't believe we reincarnate as animals as people in India believe, probably because I'm too pragmatic and don't want to believe that it is possible.

      This is a topic that can be discussed for eons and it probably will. Good job Nell :)

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      Rod Martin Jr 2 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Beautiful story, Rachael. Inspiring.

      As for a duplicate reincarnation of Anne Frank, it may be possible.

      According to authentic Kabbalists (not the New Age, Hollywood junk), we were all once one soul that shattered into 600,000 pieces. When a life's lesson is too big to digest, a soul may split again. Eventually, through altruistic love, we will one day rejoin into one soul, again. Until then, memories of multiple past lives happening at the same time may also be accurate and true. After all, it seems we are all part of a larger whole and every lifetime is a shared experience.

      It's interesting that Kabbalists wrote the Bible in code, believe in reincarnation, yet many Christians argue that reincarnation is not in the Bible, despite the strong hints. There is still much to learn.

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Oh Wow! that must have been so amazing to hear that from your little boys mouth! yes something is going on, definitely! I hope science will look into these questions soon and not dismiss them, they are missing out on a huge part of a scientific study, along with precognition etc, I am sure there is a scientific explanation out there. I am writing another reincarnation story now, this one definitely is total proof, no other explanation! and it has a very sad and strange twist too!

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      Rachael O'Halloran 2 years ago from United States

      Hi Nell, My first husband was killed in Vietnam about two days before our son David was born. When David was one and half years old, his language skills were very articulate. One day he said "I watched you from Heaven before I was born."

      You could have knocked me over with a feather. I was estranged from my family from the time I married and remain so. David said he cried with me when I got the news that his father was killed in Vietnam and told me he was with me for the whole two days before he was born. He dwelled on how I was alone and despondent with no family around, and how I had made provisions for his birth and homecoming from the hospital since I had no one to help me with a new baby.

      He was right in every respect.

      When he was three, he asked me if I remembered a one room school someplace where the men wore animal furs for their clothes and hats. I did but it was vague.

      When he was five, he asked me if I remembered playing with a girl named Molly and I didn't. He reminded me that we had played together on a farm and she fell down the well and died.

      I have always had a tremendous fear of wells that they are dangerous, yet never had any experiences with living near or playing near a well in this lifetime.

      There was never any talk of reincarnation in my home until years later when I married a second time and my youngest girls started to read about past lives and reincarnation, which was all the rage in the 1970s and 1980s. My first husband did not believe in it and after a short conversation when we were dating, it was never brought up again.

      Hearing my little boy tell me of old memories was enough to convince me that there is something to reincarnation. I didn't start reading more about it until my girls brought books home from library and book sales.

      Barbro's story is probably true, but we will never know for sure. If someone else comes forward and says they are the reincarnation of Anne Frank, then I guess there were be questions from every quarter to both claims. Until then, we can deny the numerous stories we read and hear about.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi lonestarr, that sounds totally fascinating! and I have always been interested in the Kababalah, and really want to try to find out more. the fact your scientific, like I am, makes it so much more real to me compared to others who accept things without question, thanks for the link, I am going over to take a look, thanks, nell

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      Rod Martin Jr 3 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Nell, another masterpiece. Thank you for doing such a nice job researching this. I had seen the video interview of Barbro Karlen (full) and was fascinated to learn more.

      I one of those who believes in this, simply because I've had hundreds of past life memories myself. Simply contacting those memories has unburdened so much pent up emotion and energy, making my life much more productive and happy -- no longer distracted by so many unknown forces from the past.

      I suspect that my earlier understanding of reincarnation was only partially correct. What I'm learning about authentic Kabbalah (not the New Age, Hollywood junk) seems to amplify the idea of reincarnation and add to it. Not only that, it helps to explain so many of the miracles I've experienced this lifetime. With my solid grounding in science, I understand full well the requirements for a real, extraordinary, cause-and-effect miracle. Kabbalah, from the same people who wrote the Bible in code, explains the spiritual world in ways I had never imagined.

      If you're interested, you might find the following short film intriguing:

      http://perceivingreality.com

      I dedicate a sizable section of my site, http://the-love-of-god.com, to this topic and how the Bible talks about it.

      One of my strongest memories is from a lifetime nearly 12,000 years ago. A relative nobody that no one in this modern era has ever heard of. But the emotions that overwhelmed me from those memories were stronger than most I've felt in this lifetime.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Thanks Maggie, I know what you mean, it can be really confusing, I am still not sure whether I believe her or not, but its fascinating isn't it? thanks for reading, nell

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      Maggie.L 3 years ago from UK

      Wow, this is so interesting but at the same time eerie. I don't know what to think. As I've never had any kind of spiritual experience or personally known any cases of reincarnation, I'm usually a bit sceptical about such claims. But it's hard to do so when the evidence is so compelling. A fascinating article. Voted up and very interesting.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Thanks for your thoughts Paula, I must admit I do find it very hard to believe it too to be honest, but I found the whole thing very fascinating, I would like to believe it but...lol!

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      Paula Atwell 3 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      I have to believe that I do not believe in reincarnation of this sort. I think that Anne Frank's story is a symbol for many people who endured the horrible experience of the Holocaust and to say you are the reincarnation diminishes her heroism. However, I agree she does look a lot like her.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Michelle, yes they do don't they? glad you liked it and have a wonderful Sunday, nell

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      Nell, you always have the knack for the unusual! She and Anne Frank look strikingly similar too!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Bobbi, thanks so much, yes I love writing about these stories, its amazing, and even if there is another explanation it still is fascinating how our minds work, nell

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      PurvisBobbi44 3 years ago from Florida

      Nell Rose,

      I love to read about reincarnation and I believe truth is stranger than fiction. So, my mind is opened to receive and enjoy this topic,

      Have a great Sunday,

      Bobbi Purvis

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Thanks beth, I just love this sort of story, you find one, then another pops up that is even more amazing! thanks for reading, nell

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Thanks Vellur, I am glad you liked it, yes I agree with you, it must be disconcerting, thanks

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      Beth Perry 3 years ago from Tennesee

      Fascinating, Nell. You write about the most thought-provoking subjects!

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Interesting hub, it must be disturbing to have past life memories. Spellbound! Great hub, voted up.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Sanjay, thanks so much for reading, yes deja vu is a strange thing, many scientists say its caused through a 'skip' in the brain making you see something twice therefore you think you have been there before, but I believe there is more too it, thanks, nell

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      Sanjay Sharma 3 years ago from Mandi (HP) India

      I have read a lot about reincarnation, but I am still uncertain about it. I have personal experiences of deja vu.

      While visiting some places for the first time in my life, I have felt that I have already come there. I don't know why it is so.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Rhonda, yes I totally agree with you, I was watching a program about Oscar Shindler last night, the German who saved hundreds of Jewish people, as a German would he have lied and put himself in that danger if he hadn't done it? maybe those idiots don't know about him, and yes Barbro's background story is amazing isn't it?

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      Rhonda Lytle 3 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      Wow, talk about intriguing. The evidence from her childhood, I'm assuming provided by her parents and herself, is riveting. I was surprised to see the blurb at the end talking about some asserting Anne never really lived through the nightmares she wrote of. I can only shake my head in frustration. Those who know not or deny history are doomed to repeat it. This was a really great read, Nell. You just get better and better.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Nadine, i would love to visit her house, that must have been very poignant but fascinating too, I love the idea of your hidden door wish I could have one sounds amazing!

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      Nadine May 3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      I loved your hub on Anne Frank. I've often visited Anne Franks house on school outings in Amsterdam where they were hidden during the second world war. The hidden door has played a big role in my life and during 2006 I designed a hidden door in our library that leads to our garage.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi boomer, thanks so much, yes it was Buddy's acceptance that really hit the spot for me too, amazing story isn't it? nell

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Thanks Thelma, you have been there? that must have been so interesting! glad you liked it and thanks again, nell

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Cynthia, yes that's so true, so many people really believe it didn't happen, what the hell? it must have been fascinating to hear all those past life memories when you did regression, that's amazing! thanks for reading, nell

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      Gail Sobotkin 3 years ago from South Carolina

      Hi Nell,

      I remember reading "The Diary of Anne Frank," in high school and was very moved by it, but I never heard about Barbro Karlen. This is a fascinating story, and I found the most compelling evidence (aside from Barbro's memories as a young girl) to be the "recognition" that Buddy Elias and Barbro Karlen felt when they met each other for the first time.

      Thanks for sharing this amazing story. Voted up across the board except for funny.

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      Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

      Wow! This is a very fascinating hub Nell. I got goose bumps while reading this. I do believe in reincarnation. I have read Anne Franks Diary and had been there in her house in Amsterdam. Thanks for sharing.

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      CMHypno 3 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      What a fascinating story Nell and you can see why it was so difficult for a small child to deal with those memories. I believe we have all been reincarnated many times and when I was working as a hypnotherapist I sometimes did past life regressions with people. They often came out with amazing details of earlier lives and somehow the process was very healing.

      As for Holocaust naysayers, how exactly do they explain where 7 million people went? And the news footage of the camps being liberated, the personal memories, the journals? You just can't brush that kind of evil under the carpet and pretend it never happened.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Deb, yes if it is true then I am glad she got a second chance, thanks so much for reading, nell

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Stranger things have happened. I am happy that Anne Frank was able to set her soul free from the horrors that she lived as a child. It was not easy to recall and live a new life knowing about the past one.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Smilealot, thanks so much for reading, yes its amazing isn't it? I would love to interview her! lol!

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      Smilealot 3 years ago

      This is both intriguing and very mysterious, I am not sure what to make of it really. I would rather keep an open mind about reincarnation, but stories like this really get you thinking. A fascinating hub, thank you.

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      Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

      Ugh you moved huh too much bedroom taxes lol

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      LOL! didn't see this one! I actually live about 10 miles away from there, but it still drives me nuts to hear, bisham!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi BeatsMe, thanks so much for reading, yes its pretty strange isn't it? but fascinating too, thanks

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      Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

      Good afternoin Nell hope you having a swell time in Bisham "BISH HAM" lol i hope you don't get mad with my pronunciation of it . Just pulling your legs.

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      BeatsMe 3 years ago

      Wow. Awesome story. Hard to believe, but if she can remember things, there must be something to it. :)

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Carrie, thanks so much for reading, yes it totally surprised me too, I couldn't wait to check it out, thanks, nell

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      Kept private 3 years ago from Northeast United States

      Interesting :). I never knew there was a woman out there claiming to be the reincarnated Anne frank. Thank you for sharing ! :)

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi pstraubie, thanks for reading, yes reincarnation memories must be hard to carry especially if you don't know why or who you once were, even worse if you do. So confusing! thanks so much, nell

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      Patricia Scott 3 years ago from sunny Florida

      Nell, I have never heard this story before. Whether you believe in reincarnation or not, it is quite something for a young child to live with this kind of knowledge. How it must have weighed her down.

      I am so glad that I happened on this article; I will check at our library to see if I can find more about her .

      Angels are on the way to you ps

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      LOL! thanks Jo! one of these days you will get over your phobia of flying and you will love it! just don't forget to take a parachute with you! LOL! its now 1.30am! oops better get to bed then! Haha! thanks for making me laugh! have a great evening, nell

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      Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

      Yeah no problem dear hmmmm sure is scary better barbro than me yes! Lol. Yh well that means u have a whole year to pray for me to get over the phobia of being concealed in a plane for 9hrs . The nighttime will be best so u can sleep away.

      Lady don't you rest what u doing up after one. No wonder you're always dozing on the people job LOL.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Jainismus, that is fascinating! thanks for sharing your story, nell

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Jo, thanks again, yes I agree with you, who knows if its reincarnation? but something is definitely going on, have a wonderful weekend!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Faith, yes she does look like her doesn't she? the fact that she is a young writer too does seem to connect with Anne Frank. I didn't know what program the relative was on, but I heard he was an actor. it is an amazing story isn't it? whatever or wherever the memories come from Barbro is I believe telling the truth, thanks for reading, and have a wonderful weekend! nell

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hiya Jo, I hope she has a wonderful time, and next time you come with her I will show you London! we will have a great time! lol!

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      Mahaveer Sanglikar 3 years ago from Pune, India

      Thank you for sharing this interesting information. I myself know a lady who is my ex girl friend, who claims that she remembers many of her previous births. So this is my subject of interest.

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      Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

      Hey Nell i watched the videos above they are quite interesting and mind buggling. Hmmm got me thinking but still don't believe in re-incarnation but maybe its something to do with one's spirit i don't know.... However i believe what Barbro is saying and yes she does look a lot like Anne which is even scarier.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Really fascinating, Nell. I have never heard of Barbo before, and boy, she truly looks like Anne Frank. What's even more interesting is that Barbro had a book of poetry published at such a young age. I never knew the actor on the Love Boat is related to Anne Frank! Wow, I learn something new everyday. I do believe Anne Frank's diary is the real deal. I do feel so sorry for Barbro, being she is tormented from memories of Anne Frank's life. We will never know or understand all of life's mysteries.

      Voted up and more and away.

      Hope the rest of your week is lovely.

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      Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

      Thank you u to ,my sis is on her way to England right this minute . I saw the british plane today i pass behind our airport to go to work sometimes. Sorry wasn't me heading in lol

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hiya Jo, yes its people who know nothing about it that say its rubbish, but there is definitely something real about this story, gives me the shivers! lol! have a great evening Jo, nell

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      Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

      You are welcome. Aahhhh i don't put much trust in science they change their theories after awhile, even if they do i won't believe them. I think its illiterate people that will say it was all a myth and it never happen, why would these people make up such crazy stories. My phone never sent your reply to my email so thus the late response.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hiya Jo, thanks so much, yes me too. I feel so sorry for them, and Anne Frank was amazing, anybody who said it never happened, well, we know it did. Yes Barbro is a fascinating woman and I do believe her, at least something strange happened to her. i don't think we will ever really know if reincarnation is real or not, but maybe science will come up with the answer, great to see you!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Chitrangada, thanks so much for reading, I am so glad you liked it, nell

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Lizzy, yes you could be right! phobias are strange things, why are we scared of so and so? it could very well be a memory, glad you liked it and thanks for reading, nell

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Flourish, thanks so much! I was browsing around for something totally different, and spotted this on youtube, then i checked to see how many had written about her and was surprised that even though there was a lot not many had really gone into it, so I thought, yes! lol!

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      Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

      Hi Nell there's so much i want to say, this is indeed a very interesting hub i was drawn to it as i am a staunch fan of Jews and i felt every pain they did in the holocaust i am very very passionate about Holocaust on a whole. I have read and watched a lot of documentary on the war etc and every year at a certain time i have this obsessive quest to find out more. Then i go into a deep depression when i see the cruel things that took place back then. It bleeds my heart so much to know how evil human beings can be to there own.

      I also have a bit of resentment when i here the word Germany i believe its because of the stain that still lives on there.

      Anne Frank was such a beautiful girl with a lovely family it was so sad the tragedy that followed them after hiding out so long. As i type i am feeling a pain in my heart i am seeing the film of Anne Frank, The Escape of Sorbibor, The boy in the stripped pajamas and the Holocaust in front me........ It is not a nice scene , i don't know how people can even say the Jews made it all up.....

      I do not believe in re-incarnation but this story does sound interesting so when i have some time i will watch the videos, because seemingly Barbro knows what she is speaking about. I know there are cases where children really speak as though they were here in this world already. My brother was like that and he use to scare me at times when he said certain things. I will be delighted to speak to a Jewish survivor but most of them are so old and on their way out perhaps I'd meet them over yonder.

      Thanks much for taking time out to share this with us.

      I had to share this Nell

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      What an absorbing story! You kept the interest alive from start to finish. I could visualize the whole story and its characters.

      That's the power of an incredible writer!

      Thanks and voted up!