Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Fifty years after the opening of the Anne Frank House museum, which has more than a million visitors every year, the museum is launching an online virtual tour of the space where Anne and her family hid from the Nazis for two years. The online tour displays the space in detail, including photographs on the wall, the print on bedspreads, the tiny kitchen, and the cramped space where the eight-member family lived in daily fear of discovery.

Anne, her sister, her parents, and others hiding in the space were arrested in August of 1944 after their location was betrayed by an unknown informant. Otto Frank, Anne's father, was the only family member to survive. He posthumously published his daughter's diary.

You may also be interested in this YouTube video, which displays images and narrative from the online virtual tour:

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