Anne Frank and Family

I have been to Liverpool today to see Otto Franks family photos. He was clearly very fond of his girls Anne and Margo as most of the photographs were of them. This is a rare look at ordinary family life in the 1930’3/40’s as Otto was fortunate to own a camera which was unusual for families such as them at that time. A mother and big sister holding a newborn Anne, the sisters as they are growing, the frank family happily playing on the beach are all images that leave you with a haunting feeling due to the knowledge of the devastation and tragedy that was soon to be bestowed upon them. They took all their photos into the secret annexe with them some of which Anne cut up and put in her diary with commentaries. She obviously found a lot of comfort from looking at them.

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