Anne's family had to hide from the Nazis in the back of an office building where her father was working. Throughout this period, Anne Frank wrote a personal diary, which has now become one of the most famous books in the world. Anne Frank's diary has been translated into more than 50 languages.
Anne and her family hid there until they were turned over to the Nazis and sent directly to the concentration camps. All the members of Anne Frank's family, including her, were murdered in the Holocaust, all but her father. He returned after the war, found the diary lying on the floor of the hiding place and brought it to publication.
The museum opened to visitors in 1960 and is located on the banks of the Prinsengracht Canal. Thanks to careful conservation work, the museum manages to preserve the rooms that were in this secret area, just as they were in those days. The front of the house was restored and adapted to that period, the terrible hiding period. In the museum you will find original family items, rare photographs from the hiding period and documents.
In 2007, more than one million visitors visited the museum. This is one of the most important tourist attractions in Amsterdam. Beyond that, it is an exciting and chilling place that tells the story of one family among the thousands who were murdered mercilessly during this terrible war.
One day, after they were apparently betrayed by the Dutch Green Police, they were caught by the Nazis and transferred to concentration camps. Anne Frank perished in the Holocaust after she contracted typhus in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in March 1945.
When her father returned at the end of the war, after surviving, to the house where he and his family were hiding, he found Anne's diary among the objects lying on the ground. He published it and the Anne Frank Diary became one of the most beloved and unique books in the world, a wise and mature testimony of the experiences of the Jews hiding in the Holocaust, from the personal perspective of a young and lively girl.
Thus, the diary of the Jewish and anonymous girl from Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, became the most famous document of the Holocaust.
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