Anne Frank's marbles recovered after almost seventy years
Published 04/02/2014 | 11:26
Shortly before Anne Frank and her family went into hiding from the Nazis, she gave some of her toys to a non-Jewish neighbourhood girlfriend for safekeeping.
The neighbour, Toosje Kupers, kept the marbles along with a tea set and a book. When she was interviewed by the museum in 2009, she realised the commonplace items would be of historical interest and donated them.
Museum spokeswoman Annemarie Bekkers said that Frank was one of many Jewish children who gave away toys before being deported and dying in the Holocaust.