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Inside the Anne Frank Museum | Amsterdam

"Her would haves are our possibilities..."  - Emma Thompson on visiting the Anne Frank Huis

Off late, I do not go a night without watching a documentary on the Holocaust. My interest in that important and unforgettable part of mankind's history piqued when I stumbled upon an interview between Oprah Winfrey and Auschwitz survivor Elie Wiesel. The manner in which innocent Jew men, women and children were massacred during the Second World War, gives me goosebumps. The world knew what was happening inside the concentration camps but no one did anything, everyone watched silently - this is somethingHolocaust survivors speak of in their documented interviews. Wiesel's book 'Night' published in 1960 is his first person account as a Holocaust survivor and is a must-read. One of the most remarkable accounts of those dark years came from Anne Frank. She took to her red and white checkered diary to vent out her irritations and feelings during her years in hiding in Amst…