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“Anne Frank's diary is a powerful warning and feels more relevant than ever at this time. Anyone can read Anne's story but more important is what you do when you close the book.” – Sinead and Dan from Ireland.
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Anne Frank House
01/18/2017 at 15:01. Facebook
"How wonderful it is that no one has to wait, but we can start right now to gradually change the world!" wrote #AnneFrank in Tales from the Secret Annex, 26 March 1944.
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01/17/2017 at 15:40. Facebook
The first group of school students visited the "Reading and Writing with Anne Frank" exhibition in the Public Library №19 in #Minsk, #Belarus. The exhibition will be on display until June 2017.
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01/16/2017 at 14:44. Facebook
Edith Holländer, Anne Frank’s mother, was born #OnThisDay 16 January 1900 in Aachen, Germany. In 1925 Edith marries Otto Frank. Edith and Otto go to live in Frankfurt am Main. When Hitler comes to power in 1933, the family emigrates to Amsterdam. Learn more: [ Link ]
Photo of Edith, May 1935.
"Her story is a message to us all. Humanity, it exists but how human can we be? how much love can we give? how much faith can we have? the possibilities are endless. We are human, we have no limits we have no filter. We have a voice, we have thoughts, we have the ability to make a change, to create a better world. We all have power, we all have an Anne inside of us." -
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“Margot's gotten much nicer. She seems a lot different than she used to be. She's not nearly as catty these days and is becoming a real friend.” - wrote #AnneFrank #OnThisDay January 12, 1944.
(Photo: Margot (left) and Anne in 1933)
Miep Gies, the last surviving and best-known helper of Anne Frank and the others in hiding, died at the age of 100 #OnThisDay 11 January 2010. "I'm not a hero', she once said, "It wasn't something I planned in advance, I simply did what I could to help."

In this video Miep Gies tells how Otto Frank asked her to help him and his family during hiding.

#OnThisDay January 11 in 2010 Miep Gies dies at the age of 100.
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Photo: Gon Buurman
At the beginning of 1941, #OnThisDate January 10th, all Jews in the Netherlands must register...

Anti-Jewish measures.
In her diary #AnneFrank describes exactly what the hiding place looks like inside. It's a labyrinth of hallways, stairs and little rooms:
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Edith Frank, Anne Frank's mother died #OnThisDay 6 January 1945 in Auschwitz-Birkenau. After their arrest on 4 August 1944, Edith and her family are transported to Westerbork transit camp in the Netherlands. A month later they are deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. There Edith and the children are separated from Otto. Two months later Margot and Anne are deported to Bergen-Belsen. Edith remains...
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For the seventh consecutive year the Anne Frank House received a record number of visitors in 2016, with a total of 1,295,585 visitors. That is 27,490 more than in 2015 (when the total stood at 1,268,095). Ronald Leopold, executive director of the Anne Frank House, says: “Our visitors come from all over the world to visit the Secret Annexe; the place where Anne Frank went into hiding and...
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#OnThisDay 4 January in 1934, Margot starts attending the Jeker School, near her home on the Merwedeplein in Amsterdam. A few weeks later Anne arrives in The Netherlands "…I was plonked down on the table as a birthday present for Margot.". The family is reunited.
In the winter of 1941 Anne Frank and friends are skating in the Vondel Park, Amsterdam. A happy moment in her short life.
From the Anne Frank House we wish you a very happy New Year!
"It is not enough that people are moved and come to think about all the terrible events. We must get to activity." said Otto Frank at a speech in New York, March 1959.

Otto Frank was closely involved in the foundation of the Anne Frank House organisation in 1957. He was a member of the management board from 1961 to 1976, and subsequently a member of the board of governors until his death in...
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“Anne has become a voice of millions - and a voice that needs to be louder than ever. We must remember our similarities, not see our differences. I hope Anne's voice stays loud for many years to come.” – Deborah from the UK.

Every Friday we post comments from visitors @annefrankhouse #ReflectionsonAnneFrank #110 Photo: Anne in 1939
'Friday evening, for the first time in my life, I received a Christmas present. Mr. Kleiman, Mr. Kugler and the girls had prepared a wonderful surprise for us. Miep made a delicious Christmas cake with "Peace 1944" written on top and Bep provided a batch of cookies which was up to pre-war standards.' – #AnneFrank #OnThisDay December 27, 1943.

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Many photos of the Frank family have survived. A selection is now on display in the Anne Frank House​. They show a normal family, with no sign of the threat from the outside world...
"For Christmas we're getting extra cooking oil, candy and molasses. Mr. Dussel gave Mrs. Van Daan and Mother a beautiful cake for Hanukkah, which he'd asked Miep to bake. On top of all the work she has to do! Margot and I received a brooch made out of a penny, all bright and shiny. I can't really describe it, but it's lovely." - Wrote #AnneFrank 22 December 1943.
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We're stuck in this house like lepers, especially during winter, and the #Christmas and #NewYear's holidays. Actually, I shouldn't even be writing this since it makes me seem so ungrateful, but I can't keep everything to myself, so I'll repeat what I said at the beginning: "Paper is more patient than people." - #AnneFrank #OnThisDay December 24, 1943.