Many students immediately associate ‘Anne Frank’ with ‘Diary’ and ‘The Jewish girl who hid behind a bookcase’. They often have no idea what the space behind the bookcase looked like or, for that matter, what happened there. The starting point of this 3D model of the Secret Annex is to gain a better understanding of the hiding place.

Anne Frank House Construction Kit

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You can find the answers to questions about the hiding place in a hands-on way with the new historical construction kit of the canal-side house at Prinsengracht 263. The kit includes an instruction booklet, as well as background information on the time spent hiding in the Secret Annexe, the people who found refuge there and the helpers.

Educational objectives

Students will:

  • know the most important facts related to the Secret Annex.
  • immerse themselves in a particular space, get familiar with the main characters and be able to speak about this in their own words.
  • make some furniture pieces to gain a better understanding of the interior of the Secret Annex.
  • be able to name a few problems the people in hiding encountered.
  • come to realize the importance of the helpers.
  • be able to tell in their own words what happened to the people in hiding after their arrest.
  • know that Otto Frank was the only one out of the eight people in hiding who returned after the war, that Miep Gies gave him Anne's diary and that he published it as a book.

The 3D model package contains:

  • loose parts to build the Annex
  • the leaflet with building instructions and teaching suggestions
  • a poster of Prinsengracht 263.
3D model of the Secret Annex The educational material with the 3D model of the Secret Annex is also available in Brazilian, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian and Spanish.

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Photo model of 2nd and 3rd floor In 1960, Otto had a few models made in order to give visitors an impression of the interior during the period in hiding.

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