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Anne Frank House offering virtual tour


April 28, 2010 | 3:00 pm

The Anne Frank House museum has launched an online virtual tour of the secret rooms in which the Frank family and other Jews lived.

The tour shows the rooms, which have about 1 million visitors annually, in great detail.

Teenager Anne Frank hid and wrote her diary in the secret annex of a building in Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation. Anne and the other eight residents of the secret rooms were arrested in August 1944 and sent to Nazi concentration camps. Only Anne’s father, Otto Frank, survived.

Meanwhile, nearly all of Anne Frank’s diary has gone on display in the museum to celebrate 50 years since it opened to the public.

Part of the diary has been on display at the museum; the rest was lent to the museum by the Netherlands War Documentation Center. Three notebooks, a book of short stories and a book of quotations are on display.

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