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Anne Frank museum to display her actual diaries

2009-06-12 06:41:55 GMT2009-06-12 14:41:55 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

A facsimile of Anne Frank's diary displayed during a press conference at Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Thursday, June 11, 2009. The Anne Frank House museum says it will permanently exhibit her diaries and other writings as part of activities commemorating the 80th anniversary of her birth on June 12, 1929. (AP Photo/ Evert Elzinga)

Dutch education minister Ronald Plasterk poses with a facsimile of Anne Frank's diary during a press conference at Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Thursday, June 11, 2009. (AP Photo/ Evert Elzinga)

Anne Frank poses in 1941 in this photo made available by Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Thursday, June 11, 2009. (AP Photo/ Anne Frank House/ Frans Dupont)

Anne Frank poses in 1941 in this photo made available by Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Thursday, June 11, 2009. (AP Photo/ Anne Frank House/ Frans Dupont)

AMSTERDAM – The Anne Frank House museum says it will permanently exhibit her diaries and other writings as part of activities commemorating the 80th anniversary of her birth on June 12, 1929.

Frank died aged 15 in a concentration camp, but her posthumously published diary made her a symbol of all Jews killed in World War II.

She wrote while hiding from the Nazis in a secret apartment above a warehouse in Amsterdam.

Until now her writings have been kept by the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation and facsimiles have been used in displays at the museum, which encompasses the apartment.

Dutch education minister Ronald Plasterk said Thursday while overseeing the transfer that it was important for history that the diaries be displayed where they were written.

(Agencies)

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