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Visit Anne Frank’s childhood home on Google Arts & Culture

June 12th, 2019

“I hope I can entrust you with everything that I haven’t been able to share with anyone, and I hope you will be a great support to me.” These are the first words Anne Frank wrote in the diary she received on her thirteenth birthday. Three weeks later, the Frank family went into hiding. Since then, the story of Anne has moved people across the globe who want to learn more about her life.

Google Arts & Culture has worked with the Anne Frank House to shed a light on Anne’s life at Merwedeplein 37-2 in Amsterdam, where her family lived before they went into hiding. In honor of what would have been her 90th birthday, you can explore an online exhibit and indoor Street View imagery of Anne’s childhood home. For the first time it will be possible to view all rooms of the flat to get a unique insight into Anne Frank’s home that has been restored to its original 1930s style, including the bedroom that she shared with her sister Margot.

The accompanying online exhibit  features precious insights and documents such as the only video of Anne known to exist—taken by pure coincidence at a wedding—as well as the only picture of her an her parents and sister.

Visit Anne Frank’s childhood home on Google Arts & Culture
Anne Frank at the Jewish Lyceum
Visit Anne Frank’s childhood home on Google Arts & Culture
Take a look inside a room that Anne shared with her sister Margot.
Visit Anne Frank’s childhood home on Google Arts & Culture
This is the only known family photograph of Anne Frank with her parents, Otto and Edith, and her sister, Margot in front of the family’s home
Visit Anne Frank’s childhood home on Google Arts & Culture
Inside of the Frank’s family apartment at Merwedeplein 37-2, where Anne lived for 9 years
Visit Anne Frank’s childhood home on Google Arts & Culture
Anne Frank’s red and white checkered diary
Visit Anne Frank’s childhood home on Google Arts & Culture
The family’s secret hiding place had been set up in the annex behind Otto’s business on the Prinsengracht

The former home of the Frank family has been leased to the Dutch Foundation for Literature since 2005 and serves as a temporary home and workplace for refugee writers who cannot work freely in their own country. “It is a place where freedom, tolerance, and freedom of expression are given the space to breathe,” says Ronald Leopold, general director of the Anne Foundation. The house was decorated in the style of the 1930s when the Frank family lived there.

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