The Anne Frank House

March 26th, 2009

Anne Frank is one of the most famous victims of the Holocaust. When the Nazis invaded the Netherlands in 1940, anti-Jewish sentiment became rather prevalent quickly. In July of 1942, Anne, her sister Margot, and her parents went to go hide in a building in Amsterdam. The family built an annex that included the back side of the house and the top floor of the building so they could hide there in safety.

Anne and her family, along with four other Jews lived in that confinement for two years. During this time, Anne wrote her famous diary that still stands as one of the most significant pieces of literature from that era.

However, the family was given up, and the Nazis took them and deported them to different concentration camps. Anne would die not too long after this from disease. Some people that have visited the annex report experiencing paranormal activity, and with no surprise regarding the circumstances that once took place in that space. Cold spots are constantly reported being felt, and the apparition of a young girl has been looking outside one of the windows with a blank stare on her face. Perhaps this is the spirit of Anne Frank, forever trapped in her state of fear and confinement. Today, the Anne Frank House serves as a museum that gives daily tours and displays exhibits.

(Source: Belanger, Jeff. Encyclopedia of Haunted Places. 2005.)

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  1. cORAL
    April 6th, 2009 at 17:17 | #1

    WOW!!! VERY INTERESTING. I WOULD LIKE TO VISIT SOME DAY.

  2. May 20th, 2009 at 21:28 | #2

    WOW I WOULD LOVE TO IMBRACE REAL HISTORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. coralll
    June 23rd, 2009 at 06:13 | #3

    yeh same i would absouloutley love 2 visit dat house 1 dayyy woop woop ! :P

  4. David
    July 24th, 2009 at 03:58 | #4

    Although I’m based in South Africa, miles away from where Anne lived, her story really touched my heart. If all were possible, I’d love to visit her house and the actual place of the holocaust.

  5. ray b
    November 11th, 2009 at 11:50 | #5

    while i was at the last part of the tour while watching the footage of annes friend who escaped the gas chamber due to her nationality . i felt cold and tingles around my face, more so round my top lip .im from the uk and was showing my american friends around the amsterdam area …. ray b

  6. Stephen K
    December 8th, 2009 at 05:16 | #6

    god calm down!

  7. Elizabeth
    February 22nd, 2010 at 22:01 | #7

    its sad that the jews turned there backs on god,there punishment to the jews was what we know today as the holocaust

  8. joey19
    March 10th, 2010 at 01:39 | #8

    This story about anne frank really touched my heart. some day i would like to visit the place where anne frank and her family went in hiding adn also take the tour. I wish to go to the concerntration camp in achtwitz

  9. rachana
    April 6th, 2010 at 06:12 | #9

    i would love to go to the place where anne and her family lived.

  10. Raven
    April 20th, 2010 at 19:47 | #10

    I’m learning about this, and I LOVE IT!(: I want to go there so bad!

  11. Maribeth
    June 28th, 2010 at 12:28 | #11

    I had the honor of visiting Anne Frank’s house which is now a museum. After having read the book and seen the movie, it was incredible to actually see the false bookself and walk up the stairs to the dwelling where those poor people had to live in. There are actually three diaries that Anne used and they are there on display. It made the hair on the back of my neck stand up. Amazing.

  12. Sheri
    July 24th, 2010 at 16:35 | #12

    I love history and I would one day like to go visit this place. its heartbreaking to know what she went though. I have the movie and the book and every time I read or watch it the hair on my arms stand up. I just watched the boy in the striped pajamas. it was very good movie but it is nothing like the anne frank movie but it is still heartbreaking.

  13. cecilia rodriguez
    September 2nd, 2010 at 21:32 | #13

    @David
    me toooo !

  14. October 19th, 2010 at 08:12 | #14

    I feel so sad for her . I mean hiding in the attic for 2 year’s then being caught when the war was nearly over it make’s this more tragic . I watched the film about Annie it’s so tense and you don’t want them to get caught but you know in the end they shall . You also think to yourself this is just a movie but then i remember it actually happened. It’s disgusting what the Nazis done to poor people.

  15. October 19th, 2010 at 08:16 | #15

    @Elizabeth
    What the Jews done nothing wrong . How can u say such a thing? when they went through hell being burned , being gassed alive . Some of us don’t believe in God should we be put to death , anyway they did believe in god as they prayed each day .

  16. October 19th, 2010 at 08:18 | #16

    @coralll
    whoop whoop , it’s nothing to be happy about she spent 2 years in fear

  17. November 5th, 2010 at 12:20 | #17

    OMG! i feel realy bad 4 thoughs kids how had 2 be in thoughs kinds of poblems, because i am in CPS and i got aport from my family and friends. and i would like 2 go 2 that house 1 day, and find out how closed up and tit fittedc space and no room to move around in. So yes i would want 2 go and see that house and go through the same thing they did. I feel realy bad for thoughs childern. Love always Chasity Nichole Cribbs

  18. shirley
    December 29th, 2010 at 18:56 | #18

    i have visited the ann frank house and saw her pictures that she had cut out of magazine for deanna durbin, and i looked through the lacy curtains on the windows into the backyard. i was on a tour and found it all very intersting

  19. February 2nd, 2011 at 15:52 | #19

    ohhhh dayyym thats crazy i would love to visit that crib sounds so fasinating in so many ways i love history because there soo amazingly great well thank you for doing this it helped mii wid mah report in lang arts thank you again

    sincerly letta ,

  20. Joshua
    February 10th, 2011 at 20:35 | #20

    Touching story i read about her and i watched the movie. How terrible. Why were the nazies so mean? That just makes me sick thinking about that! I dont know how i would be if i had to stay up there in a little apartment for over 2 years..i would go crazy i think! Horrible time..but what a touching story!

  21. Carolyn Stafford
    June 20th, 2011 at 17:25 | #21

    was in Amsterdam in 2007. only saw the outside from the canal boat tour.

    Sorry I didn’t find time to go inside it & see the museum. Remember reading her diary in high school in the 60′s

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