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Is Barbro Karlén the Reincarnation of Anne Frank?

Nell has been interested in reincarnation for many years. She is also studying genetic memory.

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Barbro Karlén and Anne Frank

Barbro Karlén and Anne Frank

Who Is Barbro Karlén?

Barbro Karlén was born in Sweden in 1954. Her first book—a collection of poems—was published when Karlén was just 12 years old and went on to become 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 it's her early life that is most intriguing. Ever since she was a small child, she dreamed of another life. An awful fear would overcome her and she would wake up shaking and frightened. She had the same horrible dreams for as long as she could remember.

My Name Isn't Barbro, It's Anne

It all 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 a fantasy—the colorful imaginings of a child. 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 her parents kept calling her Barbro. She realised that they were not her real parents, even though they insisted that they were.

Barbro had no one else to talk to and continued to insist that she wasn't who they said she was. At this time, Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl (published in 1947) had only been translated into a few languages . . . but definitely not Swedish. There is no actual date of publication in Sweden, but it is believed to be in the late 1950s.

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, so she kept quiet.

'It's Just Her Imagination'

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—she finally had an outlet. She secretly started to write down her memories, but she always threw the papers away so that others would not be able to read them.

Hear Barbro's Story in Her Own Words