"A potent reminder of the Nazi atrocities" Anne Frank House Tip by jss1018

Anne Frank House, Amsterdam: 243 reviews and 259 photos

This one was hard to take, but I would highly recommend it to anyone who has a shred of a conscience or compassion for other human beings. I was fighting back tears through much of this tour, and I don't cry easily. To actually see the interior of the house where Anne Frank, her sister Margot, and the others were hidden was a sobering experience, to say the least. To see actual photographs of Nazis in the streets just outside this building rounding up Jews to be taken to the death camps, then looking out the windows and imagining what it must have been like to have lived in utter terror at every vehicle sound and voice from the street, was something I'll never forget. To view the examples of others that have this same mentality of hatred and cruelty, from past events and people to current ones, that is available near the exit made me madder than I can put into words. And there are actually people who say the Holocaust never happened.

3 out of 4 Dutch Jews were killed by the Nazis.

Over 1 million Jews were murdered at the Auschwitz death camp alone, 6 million altogether.

Anne and her sister Margot both died of Typhus at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, just a few weeks before it was liberated.

Anne and Margot's mother, Edith, died at Auschwitz. Their father, Otto, survived Auschwitz, and returned to Amsterdam after it was liberated by the Russian army.

Address: Prinsengracht 267
Directions: Canal Belt, Near the Westerkerk church
othercontact: http://www.annefrank.com
Phone: +31-20-5567100
Website: http://www.annefrank.nl

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 28, 2004
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