Toys Belonging to Anne Frank Discovered, to Be Put on Display in Amsterdam

Woman finds marbles, a doll's tea service and a book given to her for safekeeping by the Jewish girl in 1942.

Childhood belongings of Anne Frank have turned up almost 70 years after her death, the Anne Frank Foundation said Monday in Amsterdam.

Toosje Kupers, a woman from Anne Frank's neighborhood in Amsterdam, donated a tin box containing marbles given to her for safekeeping along with a doll's tea service and a book by the Jewish girl in 1942, shortly before the Frank family went into hiding from the Nazis.

The now 83-year-old Kupers told a Dutch broadcaster that after World War II ended she had offered the items to Otto Frank, Anne's father and the only member of the family to survive the Holocaust. Kupers was told she could keep the marbles.

For years, the tin box with the marbles remained in a cupboard, and were only discovered again during a recent house move.

The items are to be put on display in an exhibit on World War II opening Tuesday in Rotterdam's Kunsthal museum.

Anne Frank became famous posthumously for the diary she kept during her period of hiding from the Nazis.