Anne Frank

By: Louk Vreeswijk

May 10 2020

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Category: Europe, Netherlands

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There she stands, Anne Frank, on Merwedeplein in Amsterdam where she lived 9 years of her short life till 1942. On 6 July of that year she went with her family into hiding on the Prinsengracht in what now is known as the Anne Frank House.

Sculptor Jet Schepp has portrayed her all ready to go. To her place of hiding – or did Schepp also think of the moment two years later when Anne and her family were arrested by the German police and deported via transit camp Westerbork to concentration camp Auschwitz?

I took this photo on 5 May 2015, 15 minutes after the photo of the Liberation Day celebration of last week’s post.

On May 4 we commemorate the victims of the war and the next day we celebrate the liberation and end of Nazi German occupation. A liberation that Anne Frank didn’t live to see. She stands for ever all ready to go, into hiding and to be deported.

Photo of the week: Anne Frank, Merwedeplein Amsterdam, Netherlands 5 May 2015

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