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Secret Annex
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The Hiding Place
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The Front of the Building
The Rear of the Secret Annex
Inside the Secret Annex
Otto Frank’s Office
The Front Office
Victor Kugler’s Office
The Movable Bookcase
The Movable Bookcase Closed
Otto, Edith and Margot Frank’s Room
Anne Frank and Fritz Pfeffer’s Room
Hermann and Auguste van Pels’s Room
Peter van Pels’s Room
The Westertoren
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Inside the Secret Annex
How large was Anne’s room and the other rooms in the Secret Annex?

In this drawing you can roughly see how the Secret Annex looked from the inside. The people in the Secret Annex had a lot of space compared to a lot of other people who were forced to go into hiding. Anne even mentions in her diary that the hiding place is "ideal."

Anne Frank and Fritz Pfeffer’s room is:
5.05 m (16 ft 7 in) long x 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) wide x 2.83 m (9 ft 4 in) high

Otto, Edith and Margot Frank’s room is:
5.03 m (16 ft 6 in) long x 3.13 m (10 ft 4 in) wide x 2.83 m (9 ft 4 in) high

The communal living room and Hermann and Auguste van Pels’s bedroom is:
5.68 m (18 ft 8 in) long x 5.14 m (16ft 7 in) wide x 2.63 m (8 ft 8 in) high

Peter van Pels’s room is:
3.91 m (12ft 10 in) long x 2.11m (6 ft 11 in) wide x 2.63 m (8ft 8 in) high

The attic is: 7.30 m (23 ft 11 in) long x 5.68 m (18 ft 8 in) wide

Anne Frank Guide
This day in history
Today: 28 June 2017
Then: 28 June 1919

The Treaty of Versailles. Germany has lost the First World War and must pay large sums of money to the victors.

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