A laser-projected message appeared on the Anne Frank House Museum in Amsterdam in early February, suggesting that Frank’s diary exhibited in the museum is a forgery or that she had not written it.
In early February, a message was projected by laser onto the Anne Frank House Museum in Amsterdam, suggesting that Frank’s diary exhibited in the museum was a forgery or that she had not written it, reports The Jerusalem Post.
The Amsterdam police are investigating the incident, which is already the second such incident in 2023; during the New Year’s celebration, an antisemitic message appeared on the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam.
The words projected onto the building referred to Frank as „the inventor of the ballpoint pen,” a reference to debunked conspiracy theories about her diary. According to the Anne Frank House, images of the incident are circulating in right-wing chat groups.
The Netherlands’ Prime Minister Mark Rutte condemned the antisemitic message and described it as „reprehensible.” „There is no place for antisemitism in our country; we can never accept this,” Rutte said in a statement.
Anne Frank was writing her diary between 1942 and 1944 while hiding with her family above a warehouse, where the museum is now located. She was captured by the Nazis and died at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945.