Mary Baldwin College, Staunton VA 24401
by Prof. Gordon L. Bowen, Ph.D.
Many American students first experience German totalitarianism through the eyes of Anne Frank, whose "Diary of a Young Girl" portrays life in hiding from the Nazis in occupied Amsterdam, Netherlands. Anne Frank died in March 1945 at the German concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen. Here are pictures of her historic home, located at 263 Prinsengracht, and now a museum. If visiting Amsterdam, the Anne Frank House is accessible by public transportation and is open daily except Christmas, New Year's day, and Yom Kippur.
original diary of Anne Frank
the way the building containing the Frank's
hiding place appeared in 1940
The Bookcase which concealed the entrance
to the Franks' hiding place
With bookcase opened, hidden stairway to
the hiding place is revealed
Contemporary view of the Anne Frank house
All photographs here supplied by student Jennifer Kay (2001), a resident of the U.K.. Prof. Bowen
extends his thanks to Ms. Kay.
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