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Anne Frank's writings to go on permanent display

The writings of Jewish teenager Anne Frank

Annelies Marie "Anne" Frank (listen  
, who hid in an Amsterdam attic with her family for two years before her capture by Nazis, will soon be on permanent display, the Dutch government said Thursday.

"Her diaries and writings will return home" to the Anne Frank museum in Amsterdam that used to be the teenager's family home, Culture Minister Ronald Plasterk Ronald Hans Anton Plasterk (born on April 12, 1957 in The Hague) is a Dutch biologist, columnist, and politician. He is the Minister of Education, Culture and Science in the fourth Balkenende cabinet.  told journalists on the eve On the Eve (Накануне in Russian) is the third novel by famous Russian writer Ivan Turgenev, best known for his short stories and the novel Fathers and Sons.  of the 80th anniversary of Anne's birth.

Three diaries, a book of short stories and a "favourite quotes notebook", all authored by the girl, will be on display in a newly upgraded exhibition hall from November 1.

"Forty of the several hundred very brittle, loose sheets on which Anne rewrote her diary from May 1944 will be on permanent alternating display," said a statement.

The documents have been donated to the museum by the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation under an agreement signed Thursday.

They had been left to the institute by the teenager's father, Otto Frank
For the physiologist of the same name, see Otto Frank (physiologist).

Otto Heinrich Frank (May 12, 1889 – August 19, 1980) was the father of Anne Frank.
, who was the only one of his family to survive the concentration camps and died in 1980.

Most of the documents had been kept in a safe by the institute, and occasionally loaned to the museum for display.

Only the first of her three personal diaries, one she had received for her 13th birthday on June 12, 1942, had been exhibited at the museum to date.

Anne, her father, mother Edith, sister Margot and four other Jews hid from the Nazi occupiers for nearly two years in an empty section of their home -- a building owned by Otto Frank's company.

The teenager chronicled the details of her life until the group was betrayed and arrested in August 1944 and taken to concentration camps. Anne died in 1945 in the Bergen Belsen camp in northern Germany Northern Germany is the geographic area in the north of Germany. The native German concept of northern Germany is called Norddeutschland. Northern German States
Norddeutschland is the geographic area of five German states:
  • Bremen
  • Hamburg

Her writings were discovered by family friend Miep Gies Miep Gies (born February 15,1909) is one of the Dutch citizens who hid Anne Frank and her family from the Nazis during World War II. She discovered and preserved Anne's diary after Anne Frank's arrest and deportation.  shortly after the Nazis left. Gies kept them in safekeeping Safekeeping

The storage of assets or other items of value in a protected area.

Individuals may use self-directed methods of safekeeping or the services of a bank or brokerage firm.
 and gave them to Otto Frank when he returned after the war.

The first printed edition of Anne Frank's Diary came out in Dutch in 1947. The best-seller has since been translated into more than 70 languages.
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