Anna Frank and her family lived in the apartment at Merwedeplein 37 II from December 1933 to July 1942. It was here that Anne Frank first wrote in her diary, which she was given for her thirteenth birthday on 12 June 1942
Anna Frank and Sanne Ledermann on the Merwedeplein
Anne (right) with friends on the Merwedeplein
Brass bricks known as Stolperstein, or "stumbling stones," in front of the Frank's home in Amsterdam.
The 6th Montessori School Anne Frank, is the school where Anne Frank, between 1934 and 1941, spent her
elementary/primary school years.
The Joods Lyceum school at the Voormalige Stadstimmertuin 1.
Anna frank study there from 1941 to 1942
After the summer of 1941, Margot and Anne are required to attend the Jewish High School. The Occupier forbids Jewish students from going to the same schools as non-Jewish children.
Jacqueline Van Maarsen (Called "Jopie" in Anne's published diary) had just finished her first day at the segregated Jewish school and was biking home.
It was September 1941. Anti-Semitism had yet to reach its peak in the Netherlands.
"A new school only meant new friends.”
she was riding her bike along the Amsteldijk in Amsterdam.Jacqueline!” a voice called from behind
Van Maarsen turned around. A skinny girl with voluminous black hair was pedaling wildly to catch up to her.
“Are you going that way also? the girl asked, pointing to the Berlage Bridge.
Van Maarsen nodded.
“Then the two of us will ride home together from now on. I live on Merwedeplein square,” the girl said , assertively.
“My name is Anne,” the girl added. “Anne Frank.