A series of desperate letters from Otto Frank (Anne Frank’s father) have surfaced at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York and will be released next month.
Otto Frank wrote the letters in 1941 in a despairing effort to get his family out of Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, before finally hiding the family, including Anne, in secret rooms in an Amsterdam office building for two years until they were betrayed, Time magazine said Thursday.
The family was sent to Nazi prison camps where Anne, her sister Margot, and their mother Edith died before the war’s end. But Otto Frank survived and returned to Amsterdam where he recovered his daughter’s diary of their time hiding from the Nazis.
There are approximately 80 documents in all and YIVO plans to make them public on February 14.