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Anne Frank poem sold for more than $200k

AAP logoAAP 24/11/2016

A poem by Holocaust victim Anne Frank has sold at auction in the Netherlands for more than $200,000, almost four times its reserve price.

The Jewish girl who was hidden from the Nazis in an Amsterdam house during World War II became famous for her wartime diary.

The eight-line poem was written by Frank in the scrapbook of a school friend on March 28, 1942, only a short time before she and her family had to go underground in Amsterdam to escape occupying troops of Nazi Germany.

Auction house Bubb Kuyper had originally placed the value of the page ripped out of the book at 30,000-50,000 euros ($42,863 -,$71,439), but said the piece sparked great interest at the auction in Haarlem on Wednesday.

Frank and seven other persons were living in a hiding place at Prinsengracht 263 in Amsterdam, when they were betrayed and deported to concentration camps.

She died in early 1945 at the age of 15 in Bergen-Belsen.

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