When Otto Frank died in 1980, he willed his daughter’s manuscripts to the Netherlands State Institute for War Documentation in Amsterdam.
She lives on some obscure street in West Amsterdam, and none of us know where it is.
It may be damp and lopsided, but there’s probably not a more comfortable hiding place in all of Amsterdam.
MONDAY, JULY 19,1943 Dearest Kitty, North Amsterdam was very heavily bombed on Sunday.
Since large portions of Amsterdam were shaded in, our first question was what we should do if the water in the streets rose to above our waists.
The second question about the invasion was bound to arise: what should we do if the Germans evacuate Amsterdam?
But I also looked out the open window, letting my eyes roam over a large part of Amsterdam, over the rooftops and on to the horizon, a strip of blue so pale it was almost invisible.
Especially when we handed him the following typewritten rules and regulations for the Secret Annex (a van Daan production): PROSPECTUS AND GUIDE TO THE SECRET ANNEX A Unique Facility for the Temporary Accommodation of Jews and Other Dispossessed Persons Open all year round: Located in beautiful, quiet, wooded surroundings in the heart of Amsterdam.
After the arrest, Kugler and Kleiman were taken to a prison in Amsterdam.
He remained in Amsterdam until his death in 1959.
Elisabeth (Bep) Voskuijl Wijk died in Amsterdam in 1983.
Miep Santrouschitz Gies is still living in Amsterdam; her husband Jan died in 1993.
After Auschwitz was liberated by Russian troops, he was repatriated to Amsterdam by way of Odessa and Marseille.
He arrived in Amsterdam on June 3, 1945, and stayed there until 1953, when he moved to Basel (Switzerland), where his sister and her family, and later his brother, lived.
Upon their arrest, the eight residents of the Annex were first brought to a prison in Amsterdam and then transferred to Westerbork, the transit camp for Jews in the north of Holland.
I can safely say that all of Amsterdam, all of Holland, in fact the entire western coast of Europe, all the way down to Spain, are talking about the invasion day and night, debating, making bets and …. hoping.
Father received a biography of Linnaeus from Mr. Kleiman, a book on nature from Mr. Kugler, The Canals of Amsterdam from Dussel, a huge box from the van Daans (wrapped so beautifully it might have been done by a professional), containing three eggs, a bottle of beer, a jar of yogurt and a green tie.
There are no more uses of "Amsterdam" in the book.
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It reminded Simon of pictures of rich neighborhoods in Amsterdam.
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Annie had been in Amsterdam, then China, then Japan, then back to Geneva, and so hadn’t had time to focus on Kalden, but the two of them had traded occasional messages about him.