Saturday, June 6, 2009

Amsterdam- Anne Frank

The most moving and sobering part of our trip was visiting the Anne Frank House Museum. The tour was incredibly emotional.

This is the bookcase that hid the entrance to the annex. After you enter, you go straight into a room & there are stairs to the right. There is actually a number of levels. There was a kitchen, one bathroom, etc. If you have read the diary, you get the idea of the layout-
There are still pictures that Anne mentions pasting on the wall in her Diary.
Throughout the museum, there is film footage, pictures, etc. of people being taken by the Nazi Soldiers. This area of Amsterdam, to me, looked very much the same as it does now.

The Museum's gift shop has stocked a hardbound, plaid covered diary. This one has copies of the original along with Anne's editing, etc.

This is the front of the house.
I am at a loss for words to describe the impact of this tour. However, I can say that for the entire time, I had a lump in my throat and a heavy heart. The films and pictures combined with the audio of Anne Frank's words were especially poignant.

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