Anne Frank’s Amsterdam

On June 12, 1942 Anne Frank celebrated her 13th birthday in Amsterdam. Her parents gave her a diary with a red and white checkered cover.

“I hope I wll be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone, and I hope you will be a comfort and support.”

Yesterday marked Anne’s 83rd birthday and the 70th anniversary of the famous diary. Less than a month after her birthday, Anne and her family went into hiding in the secret annex along Amsterdam’s Prinsengracht canal.

The Anne Frank House museum has recently launched a marvelous mobile app called  Anne’s Amsterdam, which is an excellent tool for the exploration of Anne’s world and of World War II Amsterdam. The free app is available for iOs, Android and WP7.

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2 Responses to Anne Frank’s Amsterdam

  1. What a fascinating idea! I hope that they’ve included shots of the Secret Annexe. I visited the Prinsengracht building many years ago and one thing I remember vividly are the stairs in the building. The treads were very small and shallow, so walking upstairs or downstairs was tricky.

  2. Pingback: A diary’s anniversary | Brobrubel's Blog

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