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Anne Frank House : a museum with a story

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Call Number949.207 A61a 1992
Dates1992; ©1992
Statement of ResponsibilityJanrense Boonstra, Marie-José Rijnders.
Creators & ContributorsBoonstra, Janrense (author)
Rijnders, Marie-José (author)
Forest-Flier, Nancy (translator)
Anne Frank Stichting (author)
Frank, Anne (subject)
Anne Frank Stichting (subject)
Frank family (subject)
Anne Frank House (subject)
Summary"Each year more than half a million people visit the Anne Frank House on the Prinsengracht in Amsterdam. This book takes a brief historical look at the actual unpretentious canalside house where, during the Second World War, Anne Frank wrote the diary that has now become world famous. Central to the book is the period when Anne, with her family and four others, hid from the German occupiers in the 'back annexe'. After betrayal and deportation only Anne's father, Otto Frank, survived the war. The discovery and publication of the diary—now the most translated book to come out of the Netherlands—evoked interest in the former hiding place, and by the early fifties visits had already begun. It was the beginning of a long history for the Anne Frank Stichting and the Anne Frank House." —Back cover
ContentsHistorical background
  • The Frank family
  • The Nazis come to power
  • The Frank family moves to Amsterdam
  • The first years in the Netherlands
The war years
  • 263 Prinsengracht
  • The persecution of the Jews begins
  • The hiding place is made ready
  • In hiding
  • Daily life
  • The Annexe as hiding place
  • The helpers
  • The diary
  • Deportation
  • The Annexe abandoned
  • The fate of the Annexe's inhabitants
Events surrounding the diary
  • First publication
  • The distribution of the diary
  • The diary comes under attack
  • The critical edition
From canalside house to museum
  • Saved from demolition
  • Establishment of the Anne Frank Stichtin
  • The official opening
  • The sixties
  • More visitors and activities
  • The year 1992
  • A glimpse into the future
Physical Description 96 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 20 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
Publisher's-Gravenhage : Sdu Uitgeverij Koninginnegracht
Notes
  • Translation of: Anne Frank Haus, 1992
  • Includes bibliographical references