The Anne Frank museum of her Amsterdam house reveals virtual reality visit
The secret hidden rooms where Anne hid for over two years and wrote her diary will be explored in a digital technology experience with the Oculus Go headset and free downloading from the Oculus store. The 25-minute tour set in virtual reality will give people from all around the world with restricted mobility, who can not climb narrow staircases, and guests to Anne Frank centers including the Anne Frank Zentrum in Berlin and Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect in New York, the opportunity to feel what it would have been like to go through her house.
The Amsterdam museum dedicated to Anne Frank’s life launched a virtual reality tour of the confined quarters where the Jewish journalist and her family hid from Nazis during World War II, to mark what would have been her 89th birthday this week.
The Anne Frank House said that guests won’t have to visit the museum to see the space where the Franks and four other Jews hid from July 1942 until they were discovered in August 1944 and deported to concentration camps. They can now experience all the rooms of the Secret Annex furnished in the style of the time spent in hiding. It is also available in seven languages: Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Hebrew.