American Horror Story

Season 2 Episode 4

I Am Anne Frank (1)

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Nov 07, 2012 on FX



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Anne: (voiceover) 15th of November, 1964. Dear Kitty. This relentlessly cheerful tune never stops playing. The walls are closing in. We can hardly breathe. It's Amsterdam all over again. But there are eyes everywhere. These eyes of madness and disease. These people are resigned to die here. We were never resigned. We always held onto a shred of hope.

    • Sister Jude: So, Anne Frank, is it? What a relief it will be to millions of schoolchildren to know you survived.

    • Sister Jude: You didn't see anything because you weren't there.
      Anne: (showing her Auschwitz tattoo) I know where I came from, Sister. Can you say the same about your Dr. Arden?

    • Kit: Dr. Thredson, he... he said some things that are starting to make sense.
      Grace: Well, if you were crazy, they wouldn't make sense to you. Self-doubt is a sure sign of sanity.
      Kit: Wait, you're confusing me. If... you're saying that if I'm crazy, then I wouldn't believe Dr. Threadson, but if I'm sane, then my crazy stories would be true?
      Grace: I have no idea what you just said.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Lana: Something there is that doesn't love a wall.
      Referencing Robert Frost's poem "Mending Wall," written 1914, published in his second collection of poetry, North of Boston. The poem looks at two neighbors who constantly rebuild the wall dividing their lands each spring as it is worn down, and one of them questioning the reason why.