New e-book: Anne Frank in the Secret Annexe: who was who?

New e-book: who was who?

Anne and Margot Frank, 1933. (copyright AFF Basel/ AFH Amsterdam)

"Friday evening, for the first time in my life, I received a Christmas present. Mr Kleiman, Mr Kugler and the girls had prepared a wonderful surprise for us. Miep made a delicious Christmas cake with 'Peace 1944' written on top, and Bep provided biscuits that were up to pre-war standards", wrote Anne in her diary on 27 December 1943. The helpers did everything they could to protect the people in hiding in the Secret Annexe and provide them with food and distractions from their monotonous existence. On birthdays and holidays they made extra special efforts. In this first e-book from the Anne Frank House we are given a more detailed introduction to the people in hiding and their helpers, and learn more about the period spent in hiding.


Anne Frank in the Secret Annexe: Who was who? as an e-book in English. Can be read on all e-readers, tablets, smartphones and PCs. Not for Amazon Kindle.

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Anne Frank in the Secret Annexe: who was who? offers a new portrait of the thirteen people rendered unforgettable by Anne Frank’s diary – the people in hiding: Otto, Edith, Margot and Anne Frank, Hermann, Auguste and Peter van Pels, and Fritz Pfeffer; and the helpers: Johannes Kleiman, Victor Kugler, Bep Voskuijl and Miep and Jan Gies. The e-book, featuring many previously unpublished photos, depicts their life stories and how they related to each other, and describes the background to the period in hiding and its inexorable end.

Otto Frank (centre) and helpers Miep Gies, Johannes Kleiman, Victor Kugler and Bep Voskuijl (1945).

In addition to these main characters there were also warehouse workers, suppliers and sales representatives who were part of the life in and around 263 Prinsengracht. Their role is highlighted in Anne Frank in the Secret Annexe: who was who? for the first time.

The e-book is available in seven languages from the online bookshop of the Anne Frank House and all internet bookshops. It is designed for both tablets and e-readers.

See also

Anne Frank Exhibit Online

The online exhibit Anne Frank: her life, her diary, her legacy is now available in 21 languages...