The idea that Anne Frank was reincarnated after her death in the Holocaust may, at first, seem difficult to swallow but it must also be accompanied by the recognition from many past life researchers that a great deal of Holocaust victims bounced back quickly within the baby boomer generation. The difference between Anne and her contemporaries was a laser focused wisdom that turned her into an international icon after her death. However, that does not negate the possibility that her soul could bounce back with many of those who died with her in the horrors of Nazi concentration camps.
Barbro Karlen’s awareness of not belonging with her present family appears to have been there from the earliest years of her life. She never wanted to call her mother and father “Ma and Pa” as they asked of her. Initial past life memories came as nightmares in her childhood of men running upstairs and kicking in the door, which was later discovered to be memories of the Nazis coming to take the Frank family away from their attic hiding place. The concern from her parents about the past life memories prompted them to have her evaluated by a psychiatrist, yet she knew in childhood that talking about reincarnation wasn’t socially acceptable. She never spoke of it and the psychiatrist deemed her healthy.
Learning to read and write in the first years of school came as an immense relief to Barbro, which appears to be common among souls that lived quite literary lives. Her room soon became covered in papers and that led to her first book being published when she was twelve. Still, she almost never spoke of being Anne Frank in a past life because she learned so early that the adults in her life became very tense whenever she tried to explain her experiences. It wasn’t until she began learning about Anne Frank in school that she realized this girl was a famous figure in history, not just someone she knew as herself.
At the age of ten, Barbro visited Amsterdam for the first time on a family vacation. Her parents were about to call a cab to go and visit the Anne Frank house when she spoke up and said they didn’t need a cab, that they weren’t far away from it. Barbro led her parents to the house without ever having been there before and she also recognized changes to the house since she had been there during World War II. This is important and noteworthy in gathering evidence for a past life case, showing how retained knowledge lasts despite having never been to the places that were home in the past. In spite of her parents’ radio silence on her claims, Barbro remained utterly certain of her past identity. Her mother began to believe that something bigger than she could understand was happening when Barbro continued displaying knowledge of Anne Frank that she shouldn’t have had.
Another important facet to this case is the reversal of religious affiliation. It’s common for people who were strongly one religion in a past life to return in the future affiliated with the complete opposite religion. Where Anne Frank died for being Jewish, Barbro was reborn into Christianity. It illustrates the principle of reincarnating in order to learn from all walks of life.
Barbro reports that around the age of fifteen, her past life memories slowly began to fade away. This is a bit later than average. Most small children who experience spontaneous memories will lose them either when they begin school or on the verge of puberty. It appears that memories linger on into adolescence and adulthood when the past life is especially traumatic or when there are lessons still unresolved that need work. Generally the point at which past life memories fade comes as a huge relief to the person experiencing them and often accompanies a sense of self-acceptance.
Despite accepting who she was and letting it go in her teens, Barbro continued to write books, which was a deep parallel with Anne Frank. And although the memories stopped by adulthood, she still carried a phobia of uniforms. This is, of course, a direct result of Anne Frank dealing with Nazi soldiers in uniform at the end of her life. In order to push herself to get over this phobia, she decided to become a mounted police officer in Sweden.
As a mounted police officer, she came to know a co-worker who absolutely terrified her. Her fellow officer began a campaign against her with another officer that led to her memories coming back as that adult mounted police officer rather than the frightened child trying to hide it from her parents. The return of horrifying past life memories drove Barbro to becoming suicidal. She describes herself as being very close to ending her life just to escape reliving Anne Frank again and again. She realized that what happens to you in one lifetime affects what happens to you in another lifetime. It happened that the people who were so against her in the police force were Nazis who were part of those who killed Anne Frank in the concentration camp. She found the courage to stand up to them, asserting her personal strength as if to say you killed me once and you will not kill me again.
In the end, Barbro realized that having past life memories actually saved her life here in the present. She found the courage to tell her story through her book, And The Wolves Howled. Once it all became clear to her, all of her anxieties from Anne’s life lifted and she was able to release it to focus on the present life.
Barbro also had the opportunity to meet Anne Frank’s last living relative, a cousin in Switzerland named Buddy. It should be noted that he believes in Barbro’s case. He said, “If anyone is Anne Frank, it’s Barbro.” When she wrote her book, she sent him the manuscript and said that it wouldn’t be published without his approval. Having the blessing of relatives in reincarnation cases is rare and adds such weight to the case.
Watch a video of Barbro Kalen’s story in her own words.
(Credit to Dr. Walter Semkiw and www.iisis.net for much of the information presented here.)