The Anne Frank House Museum is built around the secret apartment in Amsterdam where the Jewish teenager hid from the Nazis during World War II. On Nov. 22, after two years of renovations, the museum welcomed visitors to its renewed facilities.
In the apartment, Anne wrote her diary — the most widely read document to emerge from the Holocaust. The museum attracts 1.2 million visitors each year.
The renewed museum tells Anne’s story through simple photos, quotes from her diary and videos of survivors. An audio tour is now available in nine languages, including English and Japanese.
“An audio tour gave us the ability to give information without disturbing what I think is one of the most powerful elements of this house: its emptiness,” said museum director Ronald Leopold.
Dutch King Willem-Alexander opened the renewed museum on Nov. 22. (Reuters)