Anne Frank wax museum - AFP - March 9 2012
A visitor taking a picture of the waxwork figure of Anne Frank at the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Berlin, March 9, 2012. Photo by AFP
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A figure of Anne Frank was unveiled Friday at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Berlin, and is now part of the permanent exhibition of the museum in the German capital.

The Jewish girl is displayed in a setting that resembles her room in the attic of the Amsterdam house in which she, together with her family, hid from the Nazis until they were caught and sent to their deaths in 1944. Alongside the wax model are some of Frank's favorite possessions, including magazines about the latest trends in cinema and theater and a copy of "Uncle Tom's Cabin," a book she loved.

The new Anne Frank figure is situated next to that of Sophie Scholl, an activist executed by the Nazi regime for her involvement in the White Rose, a non-violent German resistance group. In the next room stands a headless figure of Adolf Hitler, which was decapitated by a visitor shortly after the museum's opening in 2008.

"Anne Frank was such a hopeful person," said museum spokeswoman Nina Zerbe over the weekend. "It's that sense of optimism that we want to convey in this figure."