By Steve Dellar  |  08-28-2018   News
Photo credit: Twitter @DrukkeToestand

A bakery in the Dutch capital Amsterdam that had become a tourist magnet shortly after opening a few weeks ago will be forced to change its name after locals said it was ‘tasteless’ to try and lure in unknowing tourists near the Anne Frank’s house with a bakery called "Anne & Frank."

Several expressed fierce criticism over the ‘bakery’ and ‘oven’ references that were being made online. The bakery had opened near the Anne Frank’s house drew a crowd from the lines of people that visit the world-famous place.

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Critics said it was "tasteless" for the owner, named only as Roberto, to link his Dutch business to the world-famous Holocaust victim.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="nl" dir="ltr">Elke vorm van schaamte en fatsoen voorbij. Een bakkerij om de hoek van het <a href="">@annefrankhuis</a> om toeristen te trekken. Zelfs al heten de eigenaars Anne en Frank dan is het nog stuitend. <a href="">@AnneFrankCenter</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Drukke Toestand (@DrukkeToestand) <a href="">August 25, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Roberto, who didn’t want his last name revealed, was quoted as saying "it seemed like a nice name to me," adding that Anne Frank, who died in a concentration camp, "is a hero for me too."

A tweet from a local journalist who goes by the Twitter name “Drukke Toestand” (busy condition), and who follows Amsterdam news, said "even if the owners had been called Anne and Frank it would still be shocking".

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="nl" dir="ltr">Bakkerij? Ze verkopen brood en broodjes en toeristeneten zoals stroopwafels en dingen met klompen en molens. Achterin kan je zitten. <br>Toeristenfuik? En of!<br>Vlak bij Anne Frank huis? Nee! <br>Waar? Galerij Raadhuisstraat Amsterdam vlak bij Herengracht. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Herbert Kuiling #FBPE 🇳🇱🇪🇺 (@herbertkuiling) <a href="">August 26, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The Anne Frank House is one of the most visited sights for tourists to Amsterdam. It documents the suffering of Jews during Nazi Germany's occupation of the Netherlands in World War Two and tickets are reserved months in advance.

Roberto told Dutch media he would change the name. "I'll have a good think about it," he said. "It wasn't my intention to offend anyone."

The Diary of Anne Frank is a global bestselling book which highlights how the girl died of typhus in the Nazi camp of Bergen-Belsen in 1945 just before the British Army forces liberated it. Thousands of emaciated bodies were lying there, many of them Jewish who had been forced to march there from other Nazi camps.


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6 Comment/s

Retarded victim mentality strikes! No. 35368 1535449727

Again! Rip Anne and Frank!

Tab No. 35372 1535460569

first of all The Anne Frank diary was a forgery and hoax. secondly; hitler did NOT gas the stinking, lying jews. watch: " Questioning The Holocaust Why We Believed " …. also watch David Cole's (yes he's a jew) videos outing the holocaust lies.

Anonymous No. 35422 1535513725

35369 Don't believe everything you watch or read! Why don't you try asking some of our WW2 soldiers what really happened buddy!

Anonymous No. 35460 1535539630

I have dork. They told me we fought the wrong side. Just like in Nam and Afghan

Anonymous No. 35461 1535539746


Shouldnt you be at shul? Have your yarmulke on while writing?

Anonymous No. 35467 1535540549

How about selling soap and lampshades?

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