Anne Frank Greeting Card

by Dave Weller

A greeting card sent by Anne Frank in 1937 has been found in a Dutch antiques shop. The card was sent to one of her best friends, Samme Ledermann. A school teacher named Paul van den Heuvel came across the card while looking through a box in his father’s shop in Naarden, near Amsterdam. The card had been sent from Aachen, Germany where Anne was visiting her grandmother. Aachen is just across the border from Naarden. A spokeswoman from the Anne Frank museum said she had seen another similar card, postmarked the same day and in the same town. She is sure the card is authentic.

Anne, and seven other family members and friends, hid in a secret annex at an Amsterdam canal house from 1942 until 1944 when they were discovered. She died of typhus at the German Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in March 1945 at the age of 15.