Anne Frank

Welcome to the page dedicated to The Anne Frank Museum.

The Frank family moved from Germany to Amsterdam in 1933, the same year as the Nazis gained power in Germany.

By the beginning of 1940 they were trapped in Amsterdam due to the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands.

As persecutions of the Jewish population increased in July 1942.

The family went into hiding in the hidden rooms of her father's office.

The Achterhuis (a Dutch word denoting the rear part of a house, translated as the "Secret Annexe" in English editions of the diary) was a three-story space entered from a landing above the Opekta offices.

Two small rooms, with an adjoining bathroom and toilet, were on the first level, and above that a larger open room, with a small room beside it.

From this smaller room, a ladder led to the attic.

The door to the Achterhuis was later covered by a bookcase to ensure it remained undiscovered.

The main building, situated a block from the Westerkerk, was nondescript, old and typical of buildings in the western quarters of Amsterdam.

After two years, the group was betrayed and transported to concentration camps.

Anne Frank and her sister, Margot, were eventually transferred to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp where they both died of typhus in March 1945.

I took the liberty to assemble an index with a small review about the most common hotels and appartements in Amsterdam.

You can find it here.

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