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Anne Frank House, Amsterdam
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Prinsengracht 267
Western Canal Belt
1000 AS Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 5567100
Historic Interest

Photos Anne Frank, Anne Frank House

Photo by Anne Frank House photographer Cris Toala Olivares © 2010

The Anne Frank House, as one would expect, chronicles the life of the Jewish wartime diarist's two years in hiding. Tour the Frank family's place of business. Visit the annex where Anne Frank wrote her diary. Climb a staircase concealed by a moveable bookcase. View historical documents. See films and photographs. Find out about the restrictions forced upon the Jewish population. Learn about life in hiding. Imagine the sacrifice required to keep quiet in daylight, share a small space with seven others, and remain indoors for over two years. Place the personal story in its historical context. Take part in the interactive film exhibit Free2choose. Engage in the dialog on conflicting human rights; it's certain to get teens thinking.
Anne Frank
First Anne Frank Diary

First Anne Frank Diary

Anne Frank House photographer Cris Toala Olivares © 2010

Anne Frank (June 12, 1929 - March 1945) is one of the most famous Jewish victims of the Holocaust. She was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. She emigrated to the Netherlands with her parents, Otto and Edith Frank, and older sister, Margot, in 1933 shortly after Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany. While free and safe for a few years, the German invasion of the Netherlands in May 1940 put Anne and her family once again in danger. The Frank family went into hiding in June 1942 when Margot received an official summons to a German labor camp. For two years the family lived in a secret annex with four other people above Otto Frank's place of business. They were helped by four of Mr. Frank's employees. Anne documented her life in hiding in a diary she received for her thirteenth birthday. On August 4, 1944 Anne and the other seven people hiding in the secret annex were arrested and sent to a concentration camp. Otto Frank, the only person from the secret annex to survive the camps, found his daughters diary on his return to Amsterdam and later published her writings. Anne Frank's diary has been translated into more than 60 languages and is one of the world's most widely read books.
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