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    Marbles that belonged to Anne Frank rediscovered
    Tue, February 04 2014

    Shortly before Anne Frank and her family went into hiding from the Nazis, she gave some of her toys to a non-Jewish neighborhood girlfriend for safekeeping. The Anne Frank House Museum says the toys have now been recovered and Anne's tin of marbles will go on display for the first time this week at an art gallery in Rotterdam.

    The neighbor, Toosje Kupers, kept the marbles along with a tea set and a book. When Kupers was interviewed by the Museum in 2009, she realized the commonplace items would be of historical interest and donated them to the Museum.

    Museum spokeswoman Annemarie Bekker said Tuesday that Frank was one of many Jewish children who gave away toys before being deported and dying in the Holocaust.

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    Inspired the phrase "As useful as Anne Frank's Drum Kit".

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    I have never read the book "Anne Frank" have twice visited the house where she lived,and what struck Me was how huge the house was that they lived in,the attic as it is described is bigger than any home I have lived in.
    I always imagined that an attic was what I had at home,a pockey place in the roof,that you could not stand upright in.

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    ^If you had enough interest to visit the house twice, why were you never interested in reading her story? Bit strange.

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    i did visit in the 70's ,,, maybe my memory isn't too good
    but i thought it was a small house
    read the diary also.

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    Anne Frank's Diary vandalised in Tokyo libraries
    February 21, 2014


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    Scores of copies of Anne Frank's "Diary of a Young Girl" kept in public libraries across Tokyo have been vandalised, officials said Friday, sparking alarm amid a rightward shift in Japan's politics.

    Pages in at least 250 copies of the diary or publications containing biographies on Anne Frank, Nazi persecution of Jews and related materials have been torn, the council of public libraries in the capital said.

    More than a dozen books have also been damaged at libraries in two other nearby areas, media reported.

    "We have complaints from five of (Tokyo’s 23) wards so far but I don’t yet know exactly how many libraries are affected," Satomi Murata, the head of the council, told AFP. "We don’t know why this happened or who did it.

    "Each book had 10-20 pages torn out, leaving it unusable," said Kaori Shiba, the archives director at the central library in Shinjuku ward, where 39 books were vandalised at three libraries.

    Toshihiro Obayashi, deputy director of the central library in the Suginami area, said 119 books have been damaged at 11 of its 13 public libraries, adding nothing like this had ever happened before.

    "Each and every book, which comes up under the index of Anne Frank, has been damaged at our library," Obayashi said.

    The Simon Wiesenthal Center, the US-based international Jewish rights group, said on its website it was shocked and concerned.

    "The geographic scope of these incidents strongly suggest an organised effort to denigrate the memory of the most famous of the 1.5 million Jewish children murdered by the Nazis in the World War II Holocaust," Abraham Cooper, the centre’s associate dean, said in a statement.

    "Only people imbued with bigotry and hatred would seek to destroy Anne’s historic words of courage, hope and love in the face of impending doom," Cooper added. "We are calling on Japanese authorities to step up efforts to identify and deal with the perpetrators of this hate campaign."

    The diary, written by a Jewish girl who lived in Amsterdam during the time of the Holocaust, was added to the UN Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s Memory of the World Register in 2009.

    Yasumi Iwakami, a freelance journalist who writes on social causes in Japan, tweeted there had been sporadic "delusional" arguments about the existence of a Jewish conspiracy surrounding the Holocaust.

    "But violence has not presented itself to this extent before," he said, calling the incidents the "advent of crude anti-Semitism."

    The spree comes amid criticism of a rightwards shift in Japanese politics under nationalist Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, with a recent volley of provocative comments about Japan’s wartime past that have sparked accusations of revisionism by China and South Korea.

    Largely homogenous Japan does not have a very big Jewish community, with the vast majority of people believing in an admixture of imported Buddhism and indigenous Shintoism.

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    ^The Bushido revisionists are at it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy the kid View Post
    i did visit in the 70's ,,, maybe my memory isn't too good
    but i thought it was a small house
    read the diary also.
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    Same here.

    Visited once in 1971 and read the book twice prior to the visit.

    I don't recall its size standing out in my memory.

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    I have visited Anne Frank's house and read her diary. I don't think there is anything significant about the size of the house though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronin
    anything significant about the size of the house
    remember narrow stair-wells.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    Anne's tin of marbles will go on display for the first time this week at an art gallery in Rotterdam.
    oh my god. whatever next.

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    Japan: Israel donates Anne Frank books to Tokyo libraries
    Feb 27, 2014


    Ripped copies of Anne Frank's "Diary of a Young Girl" and related books are shown at Shinjuku City Library in Tokyo Friday.

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    TOKYO (AP) — The Israeli Embassy is donating 300 Anne Frank-related books to Tokyo public libraries after the recent vandalism of a similar number of such books in their collections.

    Representatives from the embassy and Japan’s Jewish community handed over the books Thursday to the mayor of Tokyo’s Suginami ward.

    More than 300 books related to Anne Frank, including copies of “The Diary of a Young Girl,” have been found damaged in Tokyo libraries. Suginami was particularly hard hit with 121 books vandalized.

    The mayor of Suginami expressed hope that the incident could be turned into a lesson for Japanese who are not aware of the Holocaust.

    Frank wrote her diary during the two years her family hid from the Nazis during World War II. She died in a concentration camp in 1945.

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