Millions of people know the diary of Anne Frank. At Madame Tussauds Berlin you can see the wax figure of this inspiring girl.
interesting facts about life and work of Anne Frank
- Anneliese Marie "Anne" Frank was born as a child of Jewish parents in Frankfurt am Main on June 12, in 1929. She was a Jewish girl who emigrated to the Netherlands together with her family in order to escape the persecution by the Nazis. With the German invasion, her life was increasingly marked by anti-Semitic reprisals. In order to escape an imminent deportation Anne hid in a rear house in Amsterdam from 1942. There the majority of the famous "Diary of Anne Frank" was created, in which she captured all her experiences and thoughts. Their hiding place, however, was betrayed in 1944 and the family was deported. Anne and her sister Margot were first taken to the concentration camp in Auschwitz and then transported to the concentration camp in Bergen-Belsen. There she died of typhus only a few weeks before the liberation of the camp by the British army.
- After the war the diary of Anne Frank was published by her father Otto Frank, the only survivor of the family. This diary is symbol and document at the same time - symbol against the inhumanity of the genocide of the Jews by the National Socialists and intimate document of the life and thought of a young writer. Her diary does not only collect the young girl's experiences and thoughts. Anne Frank also receives small memoirs and beautiful sentences by other writers in her little notebook. Writing to her "Kitty," as Anne kindly called her diary, helped her to mentally overcome the time in hiding. Her development from a little girl to a growing young woman is documented in an impressive way in the content and expression of her entries. Already during the writing process in her stash, Anne Frank pursues the goal that her diary one day after the war will be published as a novel, and begins to rework it by herself. But before she is finished, she is discovered and arrested. Since its publication in 1947, the Diary of Anne Frank has been translated into more than 70 languages and has been filmed several times. In 2009, the diary was included in the world documentary by UNESCO.
- At Madame Tussauds Berlin you have the unique opportunity to get an insight into the life and the person of Anne Frank. Meet the wax figure of the young girl in her stash, watch her writing her diary and experience a little but important piece of German history. The backdrop behind Anne Frank's wax figure was portrayed in close collaboration with the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam. At Madame Tussauds Berlin you can take a time trip to Anne Frank's lifetime and writing process on her world-famous diary.