I’ve been to the Anne Frank House museum in Amsterdam twice. First in 1978, and again in 2012. Anne was just a few months older than my mom, and her dad the same age as my grandfather. Mom, however, escaped the Nazis and made it out of Vienna in 1939. Just a small, twist of fate, but an important one for our family.
Although international travel is still mostly restricted, if and when you do get to Amsterdam, I highly recommend booking a visit to the Anne Frank House online before you travel. Otherwise the lines are hours long. And don’t leave Amsterdam without a slice or two of Dutch apple pie “mit schlag” (with whipped cream).
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Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Anne Frank Printable(** for Premium Members only)
Anne Frank was just thirteen-years old when she and her family went into hiding behind the Amsterdam office of her father to avoid persecution by Hitler’s Nazis. One of her dearest possessions was the diary she had just received as a birthday present. Anne died of typhus in March of 1945 at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, but her father survived to publish her diary in 1947. Today, translated into sixty-seven languages, Anne Frank’s diary has been read by millions.
Anne Frank Fonds
Anne Frank’s father, Otto Frank, established the Anne Frank Fonds foundation in 1963 “to make the diaries and works by Anne Frank accessible to the general public.” Best clicks are found in Family (photos, biographies, historical context) and Diary (origin, short stories, and related books). “Miep Gies and Bep Voskuij found Anne Frank’s diaries after the family had been deported. The women were secretaries for Opekta-Werke, where Anne Frank’s father had also worked, and were members of the group of helpers who had hidden the family.”
Anne Frank House: Anne Frank
Millions of people from all over the world have visited the house in Amsterdam where Anne Frank wrote her famous diary while hiding from the Nazis. Best educational clicks are the Anne Frank and Diary sections, which house a treasure trove of details for school reports. And to put a modern twist on the lessons of the holocaust, don’t miss the Out of Line exhibit which explores what happens when freedom of speech clashes with a person’s right to be protected against discrimination. Should neo-Nazis be allowed to spread their racist message on the Internet? Should the offensive lyrics of hip-hop artists be censored? Where do you draw the line?
Google Arts & Culture: Anne Frank
Google Arts & Culture brings us a visually stunning slideshow about Anne Frank, her family, her diary, and her fate. “After much deliberation, Otto Frank [Anne’s father] decides to have Anne’s diary published. At first, it is difficult to find a publisher. Otto shows the diary to several people. One of them is historian Jan Romein. He writes an article about it for the national newspaper ‘Het Parool’ of 3 April, 1946. The article attracts the attention of the publishing company Contact. It decides to publish the diary. Anne’s dream of becoming a writer comes true after her death.” This site is appropriate for both students and grown-ups, and is my pick of the week for the depth of its coverage, and its artistic format.
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Quote of the Week
“Whoever is happy will make others happy too.” ~~ Anne Frank ~~ (June 12, 1929 – early March 1945) German Jewish teen diarist during World War II. Visit http://www.lightafire.com/quotations/authors/anne-frank/ to learn more about Anne Frank.
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