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Wwii Hideout Found in Amsterdam

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In a story that brings Anne Frank to mind, a new owner of an Amsterdam apartment recently discovered a hiding area above a closet that apparently was used during the Holocaust.

The apartment owner also found various items in the space that had not been touched in about 50 years.

The items included a mattress and copies of a German medical magazine from 1942 and 1943.

A German Jew may have hid in the apartment, given the type of objects found and the location of the apartment, said a staff member of a museum here about the Resistance.

The apartment is located in an area where many Jews lived before World War II.

Efforts are under way to locate the person who hid here, but sources said the person probably did not survive the Holocaust.

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