Anne Frank House

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The Anne Frank House is an independent organisation entrusted with the care of the Secret Annex, the place where Anne Frank went into hiding during World War II and where she wrote her diary. It brings her life story to the attention of people all over the world to encourage them to reflect on the dangers of anti-Semitism, racism and discrimination and the importance of freedom, equal rights and democracy.

Het Anne Frank Huis aan de Prinsengracht. The Anne Frank House at the Prinsengracht.

Organisation

The management of the Anne Frank House.

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Partners

Thanks to our international partners, our educational products and projects can be found all over the world.

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BankGiro Lottery Helps

The BankGiro Lottery has extended its agreement with the Anne Frank House, which expired in 2010, for another five years. The Anne Frank House has been a beneficiary of the BankGiro Lottery since 2006. For the past five years our organisation received a yearly sum of € 200,000 for the project Behoud en Presentatie Anne Frank Huis’ (Preservation and Presentation Anne Frank House) as well as a one-time contribution in 2008 of € 750,000 for building the ‘Virtual Wing’. This association with the BankGiro Lottery is very important to the Anne Frank House. Besides the financial support itself, it provides us with the opportunity to share Anne Frank’s story with a broad Dutch public.

Hans Westra receiving a check with the 2010 contribution from Imme Rog, managing director of the BankGiro Lottery.

Partners

In the Netherlands, the Anne Frank House has the support of two other independent (non-profit) organisations: the Stichting Vastgoed Anne Frank (which owns and manages the real estate in use by the AFH) and the Stichting Vrienden van de AFS (Friends of the AFH). The Anne Frank House regularly collaborates with partner organisations in Great Britain (Anne Frank Trust), Germany (Anne Frank Zentrum), the United States (Anne Frank Center), Austria (Anne Frank Verein) and Argentina (Centro Ana Frank).* These partners help organise the travelling exhibition Anne Frank - A History for Today in their country or region. In addition to this, they initiate educational activities of their own. 

* There is a managerial relationship between the partner organisations in Germany, Austria and Argentina and the AFH in Amsterdam.

Anne Frank Tree

On 23 August, around one-thirty in the afternoon, the chestnut tree – as well as the steel structure installed to support it in 2008 –  was felled by a strong wind. The trunk snapped roughly one metre above the ground; fortunately nobody was injured.
The Support Anne Frank Tree Foundation has been responsible for the tree since 2008 and has the say, together with the tree’s owner, over what will be done with the wood.

Anne Frank wrote about this tree three times in her diary.

volle_boom_zolderraam.tifOur chestnut tree is in full bloom. It's covered with leaves and is even more beautiful than last year.

, 13 may 1944

Foreword by the Executive Director

I would like to begin by expressing my thanks and appreciation to my predecessor, Hans Westra, who served as the Anne…

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Anne Frank House 50th Anniversary Many activities at celebration

On Wednesday 28 April 2010, the museum celebrated its 50th anniversary in the presence of Queen Beatrix...

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Museum Large number of visitors

The Anne Frank House received 1,050,339 visitors in 2010, the largest number in its fifty-year history as a museum (the…

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Virtual Wing The Secret Annex Online

In honour of the 50th anniversary in 2010, the ‘Virtual Wing’ was completed...

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Miep Gies In Memoriam

Miep Gies died on 11 January...

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Grafische Biografie ViideoLinkPreview

Graphic Biography About Anne Frank’s life

The Anne Frank House is interested in making Anne Frank’s story accessible to the widest possible audience...

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Education Teaching Projects

Education is an important part of the Anne Frank House´s work...

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Travelling Exhibitions Anne Frank Exhibitions are travelling all over the world

On 29 April, following the celebration of the Anne Frank House’s 50th anniversary, Princess Máxima of the Netherlands…

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Research Racism & Extremism Monitor

The Monitor Racisme & Extremisme is a scholarly study conducted by Leiden University and the Anne Frank House...

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Anne Frank House Mission, Partners and the Tree...

The Anne Frank House is an independent organisation entrusted with the care of the Secret Annex, the place where Anne Frank…

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Annual Accounts 2010 Balance and Profit and Loss Statement.

The Anne Frank House is almost entirely dependent on museum visits for its revenues: more than ninety-five percent of the…

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