Anne-Frank-Straße - Mendig, RP, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69
N 50° 21.882 E 007° 16.854
32U E 377735 N 5580593
Quick Description: I found my first name on a street sign in Mendig.
Location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Date Posted: 11/25/2018 1:07:36 AM
Waymark Code: WMZKKF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Blue Man
Views: 6

Long Description:
In Mendig there is a street which contains my first name.

"Anne Frank Straße"

"Annelies Marie Frank (12 June 1929 – February or March 1945) was a German-born diarist. One of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust, she gained fame posthumously with the publication of The Diary of a Young Girl (originally Het Achterhuis in Dutch; English: The Secret Annex), in which she documents her life in hiding from 1942 to 1944, during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II. It is one of the world's most widely known books and has been the basis for several plays and films.

Born in Frankfurt, Germany, she lived most of her life in or near Amsterdam, Netherlands, having moved there with her family at the age of four and a half when the Nazis gained control over Germany. Born a German national, she lost her citizenship in 1941 and thus became stateless. By May 1940, the Franks were trapped in Amsterdam by the German occupation of the Netherlands. As persecutions of the Jewish population increased in July 1942, the Franks went into hiding in some concealed rooms behind a bookcase in the building where Anne's father, Otto Frank, worked. From then until the family's arrest by the Gestapo in August 1944, she kept a diary she had received as a birthday present, and wrote in it regularly. Following their arrest, the Franks were transported to concentration camps. In October or November 1944, Anne and her sister, Margot, were transferred from Auschwitz to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where they died (probably of typhus) a few months later. They were originally estimated by the Red Cross to have died in March, with Dutch authorities setting 31 March as their official date of death, but research by the Anne Frank House in 2015 suggests they more likely died in February.

Otto, the only survivor of the Franks, returned to Amsterdam after the war to find that her diary had been saved by his secretary, Miep Gies, and his efforts led to its publication in 1947. It was translated from its original Dutch version and first published in English in 1952 as The Diary of a Young Girl, and has since been translated into over 60 languages."

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Type of sign: Street sign

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Any new pictures whould be great. Have fun with your log.

Especially let us know if you share a name with the sign as well. In that case, it would be great if you posted a pic of yourself with the sign!

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