Finding Anne Frank’s Marbles

Anne Frank playing on the street with marbles - Photo Credit: Anne Frank Stichting/Anne Frank Fund

Anne Frank playing on the street with marbles – Photo Credit: Anne Frank Stichting/Anne Frank Fund

A former neighbour of Anne Frank has remembered she has some marbles that Anne gave her before going into hiding. It’s just occurred to her that other people might want to see these!

From our friend Dana in Holland:

This article is in Dutch but apparently some marbles belonging to Anne Frank have been recovered. Anne gave them to a neighbor for safe keeping before going into hiding. The neighbor, now 83 years old is quoted in the article as saying, “For me they were just a few marbles, for decades they just sat in the closet, taken out only sometimes for the grandchildren. I never thought they would be so valuable to the Anne Frank house.”

And there you have the typical Dutch attitude, not understanding how precious ANYTHING belonging to Anne Frank is, particularly since they have photos of Anne playing with the marbles near her Amsterdam home.

The marbles are part of an exhibition on the Second World War that is in Rotterdam that the King will visit today.

You can find the original article in Dutch here or versions from the UK here with nice pictures.

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  • Mario Augusto Puga Valera

    Playing with marbles. I haven’t play with those in my entire life.

  • http://mapugavalera86.pe/ Mario Augusto Puga Valera

    Playing with marbles. I haven’t play with those in my entire life.

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