Anne & Frank Bakery owner in Amsterdam which recently opened has fierce criticism over the link to Anne Frank, the Jewish teenager who hid from the Nazis nearby, said he is considering changing the name of his business.
Roberto, the owner, explained to the Dutch media that “it seemed like a nice name to me,” adding Anne Frank “is a hero for me too.”
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The bakery is located nearby the Anne Frank House, where the Jewish teenager hid with her family in the attic during World War Two. They all were discovered by the Nazis in August of 1944 and deported to Auschwitz. Anne was later sent to the Bergen Belsen concentration camp, where she died a year later of typhus, at the age of 15, not long before the British Army liberated it. Thousands of skeleton-bodies were found there, most of them Jews who had been force-marched from other Nazi camps.
Elke vorm van schaamte en fatsoen voorbij. Een bakkerij om de hoek van het @annefrankhuis om toeristen te trekken. Zelfs al heten de eigenaars Anne en Frank dan is het nog stuitend. @AnneFrankCenter pic.twitter.com/zjLEFp7thZ
— Drukke Toestand (@DrukkeToestand) August 25, 2018
The diary she wrote before and during her years in hiding has been translated into 67 languages.
In May, the Anne Frank Museum revealed two new pages from the diary that had been hidden behind brown sticky paper. She wrote the two pages which contained crass jokes and musings about sex, contraception, and prostitution, on September 28, 1942, when she was then only 13. Three months after she and her family went into hiding. Anne seemingly hid the pages because she feared that the others who were hiding with her would read the pages.