SOURCE: LBi International N.V.

November 17, 2010 11:18 ET

New Online: Historical Events

Anne Frank in Visual Timeline

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN--(Marketwire - November 17, 2010) - Browse through a century of world history including exceptional audiovisual fragments.

On 9 November, the anniversary of Kristallnacht, the Anne Frank House presented the Anne Frank Timeline: a visual timeline in which Anne Frank's story is placed in the context of important historical events. The Anne Frank Timeline starts in 1914 with the outbreak of World War One and Otto Frank's conscription into the German army and continues through to today including the significance of the diary and the Anne Frank House.

The Anne Frank Timeline includes exceptional photographs and audio and video fragments. There is a TV interview with Simon Wiesenthal (1964) about his search for Karl Silberbauer, the SS officer who arrested Anne Frank and the others in hiding. There are also images taken in Amsterdam showing Jewish refugees from Germany who were taken in after the Kristallnacht. The timeline also includes fragments of radio broadcasts from Dutch radio stations with one of Otto Frank speaking at the opening of the Anne Frank House on 3 May 1960.

For the first time new interviews with eyewitnesses who knew the Frank family can be seen. In one of these interviews helper Bep Voskuijl's son talks about how his mother was nearly caught taking food to the people in hiding. In another Hanneli Goslar, a childhood friend of Anne Frank, talks about the first time she met Anne.

The timeline will first be in English and Dutch. In 2011 other language versions will follow, these will include German, Spanish, French and Italian.

The timeline is part of the Virtual Museum, which was developed to mark the occasion of the 50(th) anniversary of the Anne Frank House as museum. The BankGiro Lottery, the Anne Frank Fonds, the VSB Fonds , the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, have made this project financially possible. The Anne Frank House and LBi Lost Boys are working together on the development of the Anne Frank House Virtual Museum.

-- URL Anne Frank Timeline: www.annefrank.org/timeline

-- Enclosed is a screenshot of the Anne Frank Timeline with images of the Kristallnacht and a photograph of Anne Frank from the same year. The Frank family left Germany for the Netherlands in 1933. While the situation for Jews in Germany gradually worsened, the lives of those living in the Netherlands at this time were relatively carefree. Also included: an overview of exceptional audiovisual fragments in the Anne Frank Timeline.

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  • For questions please contact:
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    Anne Frank House
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