Getting Educated: Anne Frank Huis

I learned something recently that I am very excited about and yet surprised I wasn’t aware of, the Anne Frank House is located in Amsterdam (which I’m finding a fair amount of people weren’t aware is in fact located in The Netherlands). World War II is my favorite era in history to learn about, the holocaust especially. So naturally when anticipating travelling in Europe I have placed sights involving this era on the top of my must-see list. I was reading an unrelated article that talked about destinations in Amsterdam when low and behold, there was the Anne Frank House. I’ve read her diary and researched her story yet somehow was under the presumption that she lived in Germany. Although she legitimately was German, she spent most of her life in The Netherlands. She even wrote her diary in Dutch. Regardless of my apparent ignorance I am elated that such a landmark of history will be within a two hour train ride. For anyone who isn’t aware the secret annex in which Anne Frank hid for two years before eventually succumbing to the terrors of the concentration camps has been turned into a museum. I never would have imagined I’d be blessed with the opportunity to see it with my own eyes. I am so grateful for this path that God has put me on and the dreams He is making come true, can’t wait to see what other secret treasures He has in store for me.

50 days to go!

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.”

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3 thoughts on “Getting Educated: Anne Frank Huis

  1. There is an even closer location. Just a half-hour drive from Groningen is Camp Westerbork, the transit camp which Anne Frank and thousands other Jews have passed on their way to the death camps. Getting there by public transport might take a bit longer than half an hour though.

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