And I know they buried her body with others
Her sister and mother and five-hundred families
And will she remember me fifty years later?
I wished I could save her in some sort of time machine

from Neutral Milk Hotel – Oh Comely Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Here, Jeff Mangum references the centralized character of the album, Anne Frank. In 1945, her and her sister, Margot Frank caught typhus at Bergen-Belsen and their death soon followed. Her mother, Edith Frank died weeks prior of starvation.

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