maandag 25 mei 2009

Visiting the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam

Anne Frank House Amsterdam commemorates the torture and extermination of the Jews by the Nazi army during the second World War. Anne Frank was a teenage Jew girl, who had put down in her diary, the detailed accounts of life in hiding and the incidents in and around Amsterdam. This diary was later discovered by a helper of the Frank house, Miep Gies. After the conclusion of the war this book was published for the first time in the year 1947 in Dutch edition. Anne frank died of Typhus when she was taken to the concentration camp and so did her sister Margot.

Henceforth, there diary has been published in over fifty five different languages. The house has now been transformed to museum. The original diary by Anne Frank ha been put up for public viewing. Among the other things, there are video clips and pictures of war and the aftermath of the World War II.

The Frank family, comprising Otto Frank, father of Anne Frank, and his two daughters hid in this house for over two years. Their hiding place was the uppermost floor of the annexe of the house. The front part was formerly the office of Otto Frank. During the period of hiding they were joined by Mr. and Mrs Daan, Peter and Mr. Dussel. They were supplied by daily needs by a guard before being betrayed and sent off to meet their respective fates. Otto Frank alone survived the war.

The Anne Frank's House in Amsterdam is open for public viewing but those with walking problem are warned of the steep staircase. Also, visitors to the Anne Frank House are not allowed to photograph of the interiors of the house cum museum.

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