Frank museum to display all writings on 50th anniversary

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The Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam will for the first time display all of her writings when it begins celebrating next month its 50th anniversary, the museum said Friday.

On April 28 the Netherland's Queen Beatrix will open a new diary room in the Anne Frank House, where all three of her diaries plus other writings will for the first time go on permanent public display at the museum.

Previously the museum, located in the Amsterdam building where Anne Frank chronicled the details of her teenage life hiding from the Nazis from 1942 to 1944, displayed only the first diary.

After the Nazi secret police discovered her family's hiding place they were sent to Auschwitz, with Anne eventually dying at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp from typhus in March 1945 just weeks before the camp was liberated by the British Army.

The diary, first published in 1947, became one of the most renowned accounts of Jews hiding from Nazi persecution and has been translated into 70 languages.

The museum, which opened its doors May 3, 1960, now receives over a million vistors per year.

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