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Anne Frank Memorial

Mari Andriessen (1897-1979)

 
 
Anne Frank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 15, 2019
1. Anne Frank Marker
Inscription.  
'Ik weet wat ik wil, ik heb een doel, een mening, ik heb een religie en liefde. Laat mij mezelf zijn en dan ben ik tevreden.' - Anne Frank

Dit monument dient ter nagdachtenis aan Anne Frank die op 15 jarige leeftijd tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog in concentratiekamp Bergen-Belsen is omgekomen. Het achterhuis waar Anne zat ondergedoken bevindt zich om de hoek van de Westermarkt. Beeldhouwer Mari Andriessen had zelf tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog Joodse onderduikers in huis en zijn atelier diende als wapendepot voor het verzet.

(English translation:)

"I know what I want, I have a goal, an opinion, I have a religion and love. Let me be myself and then I am satisfied." - Anne Frank

This memorial is dedicated to the memory of Anne Frank, who died at the age of 15 in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp during the Second World War. The secret annex where Anne was hiding is around the corner from the Westermarkt. Sculptor Mari Andriessen himself had Jewish people in hiding during the Second World War and his studio served as a weapons depot for the resistance.
 
Erected by Gemeente Amsterdam.
 
Location. 52° 22.462′ N, 4° 53.013′ E. Marker is in Amsterdam, North Holland. Marker is at the intersection

Anne Frank Memorial - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 15, 2019
2. Anne Frank Memorial - wide view
The plaque is visible here in the foreground, embedded amongst the bricks.
of Westermarkt and Prinsengracht, on the left when traveling east on Westermarkt. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Westermarkt 74, Amsterdam, North Holland 1016 DL, Netherlands. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Réné Descartes (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Nico (Niek) Engelschman 1913-1988 (about 90 meters away); Dominicuskerk / Dominican Church (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Casparus Commelin (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Keizersgracht 456-462 Residences (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Salomon Verbeeck (approx. one kilometer away); Joost van den Vondel (approx. one kilometer away); Jan Pietersz Sweelinck (approx. one kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amsterdam.
 
More about this marker. The memorial is located in the Westermarkt, the plaza that directly south of the Westerkerk. The Anne Frank House museum is located just around the corner from the memorial.
 
Also see . . .
1. Anne Frank (Wikipedia). (Submitted on June 6, 2019.)
2. Who Was Anne Frank? (AnneFrank.org). (Submitted on June 6, 2019.)
 
Additional keywords. Holocaust
 
Categories. War, World IIWomen
 
Anne Frank (1977), by Mari Andriessen image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 15, 2019
3. Anne Frank (1977), by Mari Andriessen
"Annelies Marie "Anne" Frank ( 12 June 1929 – February or March 1945) was a German-born Dutch-Jewish diarist. One of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust, she gained fame posthumously with the publication of The Diary of a Young Girl (originally Het Achterhuis in Dutch; English: The Secret Annex), in which she documents her life in hiding from 1942 to 1944, during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II. It is one of the world's best known books and has been the basis for several plays and films." - Wikipedia
Anne Frank (in 1940, while at 6. Montessorischool, Niersstrraat 41-43, Amsterdam) image. Click for full size.
photo courtesy Anne Frank Stichting, Amsterdam (via Wikipedia), 1940
4. Anne Frank (in 1940, while at 6. Montessorischool, Niersstrraat 41-43, Amsterdam)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 77 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 6, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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