Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Anne Frank House: A Museum with a Story

"One day this terrible war will be over. The time will come when we will be people again and not just Jews!" - Anne Frank, April 11, 1944

I don't think there's anyting new to say about Anne Frank, since we all know her from her diary that she kept during World War II. 

Anne Frank's diary is a unique source that we can witness the tragedy of a family in that epoch. She received the diary just a few days before she went hiding, and than she kept writing almost everyday, till the day that all Frank family was taken away to concentration camps. 

She was really seeking to write a proper history of those days, hence she described the secret annex and its residents in a very detailed way with an intention to publish her writings. 
"You've known for a long time that my greatest wish is to be a journalist and later on, a famous writer. In any case, after the war I'd like to publish a book called 'The Secret Annex'"  Anne Frank, May 11, 1944
Among all postcards in the museum shop my favourites include Anne Frank's room, her portraits. They remind me of challenge as well as hope. 

If you have not yet visited Anne Frank House Museum in Amsterdam, you can discover the building, the secret annex and the residents via 3D exhibition on Museum's website or online exhibition on Google Project. 

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