Fire destroys Anne Frank barrack

JERUSALEM (JTA) – A suspicious fire destroyed the wooden barrack that Anne Frank stayed in while detained in a Dutch work camp.

The fire Saturday night in northeast Holland destroyed two barracks from the Westerbork work camp, where Frank stayed before being deported to Auschwitz in 1944.

Her barrack, number 57, was set to be moved back to the site of the work camp as part of a Holocaust memorial center.

The cause of the fire is unclear, according to reports.

The barracks had been sold in 1957 to a nearby village and were used to store farm equipment.  
 

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