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Anne Franks House, Frankfurt

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Anne Franks House, Frankfurt

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Basic Information

Location Hansaallee 150, 60320 Frankfurt, Germany
Phone number +49 69 5600020
Country Germany
City Frankfurt
Address Hansaallee 150, 60320 Frankfurt, Germany

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility yes
Geographical Coordinates 50.1365,8.66893


Summary

A museum dedicated to Anne Frank's life, based on her journal entries.

General

Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. Monday and Saturday closed

History and time period

Anne Frank was one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Her diary has been the basis for several plays and films. Born in the city of Frankfurt, Germany, she lived most of her life in or near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. Born a German national, Frank lost her citizenship in 1941 when Nazi Germany passed the anti-Semitic Nuremberg Laws. She gained international fame posthumously after her diary was published. It documents her experiences hiding during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II.

The Frank family moved from Germany to Amsterdam in 1933, the year the Nazis gained control over Germany. By the beginning of 1940, they were trapped in Amsterdam by the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. As persecutions of the Jewish population increased in July 1942, the family went into hiding in the hidden rooms of Anne's father, Otto Frank's, office building. After two years, the group was betrayed and transported to concentration camps. Anne Frank and her sister, Margot, were eventually transferred to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where they both died of typhus in March 1945.


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