The last seven months of Anne Frank by Willy Lindwer
Nov28

The last seven months of Anne Frank by Willy Lindwer

When we went to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam last year, it was such a moving experience. I’d already read The Diary of Anne Frank as a teenager and wanted to find out more about her. So I bought this book, which charts memories of Anne Frank in the camps of Westerbork, Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen. Everyone knows the story of Anne Frank and her family and how they went into hiding for over two years. They were arrested in...

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Amsterdam stuff
Oct10

Amsterdam stuff

Here’s some random stuff I picked up on my short trip to Amsterdam… Flight Amsterdam is a beautiful place and incredibly easy to get to. We flew from Birmingham, which took only an hour to get to, even with a bit of bad traffic. The fight was just 45 minutes – brilliant! From the airport, you get a train straight into the centre – the trains run every 15 minutes and take about 15 minutes. It costs just 3 euros...

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Anne Frank House, Amsterdam
Oct08

Anne Frank House, Amsterdam

So much of our knowledge of the Second World War and the persecution of the Jews is defined by The Diary of Anne Frank. This incredible story of an ordinary Jewish girl and her family hiding from the Germans has moved generations of people worldwide. When we went to Amsterdam, I knew we had to visit the Anne Frank House. It’s hard to describe the experience. It is so moving. From the first quote from the diary displayed on the...

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