App Anne's Amsterdam
Starting today you can discover for yourself Anne Frank's and her contemporaries’ stories at thirty special places in the city with the Anne’s Amsterdam mobile application. The Anne Frank House has developed this App together with Repudo and LBi with the aim of making the city’s wartime history better known. Anne's Amsterdam is available in Dutch, English and German and suitable for smart phones with iOS, Android and WP7.
With Anne’s Amsterdam you can view personal stories, film footage and unique photographs from the past at the same location today. There are images of Anne Frank and her friends on the Merwedeplein, German troops entering the city on the Rokin and the raid on the Jonas Daniël Meijerplein. This link between the past and the present enables you to see the city in a different way by which events of the war come to life. You can collect the stories, films and photos for your digital album on your telephone. You can also send your items per e-mail and encourage others to use the App via Facebook and Twitter.
In depth information
The items collected link to the website Anne Frank’s Amsterdam. A visual timeline gives in depth information and context. Personal stories, not previously published on the internet, from Jewish and non-Jewish eyewitnesses give a view of life during the occupation. The period before and after the occupation are also discussed, placing Amsterdam’s war time history in a broader perspective.
Presentation and cooperation
The Anne Frank House, Repudo and LBi combined their historical, technological and creative forces in the joint development of the App. It is a gift to the Anne Frank House from Repudo and LBi, contributing to an innovative way of informing and involving the public in Amsterdam’s history.