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Golden Stamp - Anne Frank 1945-2020 - Collectibles

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  • 20.03.2020
About Golden Stamp - Anne Frank 1945-2020

The second stamp which features Anne Frank, was created in consultation with the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. This stamp commemorates the death of Anne Frank in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in February 1945.

Anne Frank was born on 12 June 1929 in the German city of Frankfurt am Main. Due to hatred of Jews and the poor economic situation, Anne's parents, Otto and Edith Frank, decided to move the family to Amsterdam in 1933. However, on 10 May 1940, the Nazis invaded the Netherlands. From the spring of 1942, Anne's father set up a hiding place in the secret annex of his business at Prinsengracht 263. While in hiding, Anne kept a diary about events in the secret annex, as well as her thoughts and feelings. Anne was found and arrested by the police with the other people she was hiding with on 4 August 1944. They were transported to Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and extermination camp via Westerbork transit camp. Early November 1944, Anne and her sister Margot were transported to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Both sisters contracted typhus. Margot died from the disease in February 1945, followed shortly afterwards by Anne.