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Marbles that belonged to Anne Frank rediscovered

Madame Tussauds Vienna Unveils Anne Frank Wax Figure
AMSTERDAM (AP) - Shortly before Anne Frank and her family went into hiding from the Nazis, she gave some of her toys to a non-Jewish neighborhood girlfriend for safekeeping. The Anne Frank House Museum says the toys have now been recovered and Anne's tin of marbles will go on display for the first time this week at an art gallery in Rotterdam.

The neighbor, Toosje Kupers, kept the marbles along with a tea set and a book. When Kupers was interviewed by the Museum in 2009, she realized the commonplace items would be of historical interest and donated them to the Museum.

Museum spokeswoman Annemarie Bekkers said Tuesday that Frank was one of many Jewish children who gave away toys before being deported and dying in the Holocaust.

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beliorao29 February 04 2014 at 7:56 AM

A truly wonderful sweet spiritAnne Frank who is absent in this life but present with our Lord. You have taught us through your kindness how to forgive and this will always be remembered. Love you u and everyone

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farrarjr3 beliorao29 February 04 2014 at 11:20 AM

I wish more people thought like you do.

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moconlan February 04 2014 at 8:33 PM

How could we, how can we ever make war upon children again? How can we repeat again and again the terrible conflicts and errors that cause the death of children, of boys barely more than children, so much bright bright life?

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mari February 04 2014 at 9:09 PM

I was actually in Anne Franks room and after I had done a thesis on her in college it was very special.

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Chuck&Helen February 04 2014 at 11:45 PM

What a tragic event in German history.

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Johnny February 04 2014 at 11:53 PM

thats a great thing to hear.

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angela.cleghorn February 05 2014 at 12:27 AM

I HAVE ALWAYS THOUGHT ANNE FRANK WAS AMAZING AND ROSE ABOVE THE DIRE CIRCUMSTANCES SHE WAS PLACED IN-HER LIFE AND DEATH ARE AN INSPIRATION AND SHE WAS A DAUNTLESS FEARLESS PERSON WHO WAS KILLED BY COWARDICE.

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Watts Up! angela.cleghorn February 05 2014 at 12:54 AM

You leave me speechless; nothing more to add, I'm with you and feel exactly what you mean.

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p_bozzi1 February 05 2014 at 7:51 AM

I don't want to travel, I don't like it. If I did want to travel anywhere, it would be the Anne Frank House Museum.
I went to the Holocaust Museum last year in my area, only one Anne Frank section, it pissed me off.
I went there specifically for her. That was a waste of money.
I mean the other information about the situation was sad, but still.

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Joe February 05 2014 at 8:27 AM

If you are creating a "bucket list" the Anne Frank Museum House has to be on it; an absolutely awe-inspiring experience!!!

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diane February 05 2014 at 9:00 AM

Anne Frank's house is in Amsterdam. Why wouln't they put her special belongings there?

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Donnie February 04 2014 at 8:19 PM

May Peace Be With Her......................................

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