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Telegram from Otto Frank to his family in Basel, 25 May 1945.

Otto Frank24th May 1945

Jewish Museum Frankfurt / Museum Judengasse

Jewish Museum Frankfurt / Museum Judengasse
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Immediately after the liberation of Auschwitz, Otto Frank wrote letters and postcards to his family in Basel. During his odyssey back to Amsterdam he sent a telegram from Marseille, which initially led to the mistaken belief that the entire family had been saved. While in his first letters Otto expressed confidence that he would see his wife and children again, it was not long before he learned that his wife had died of malnutrition. For some time he clung to the hope that his two daughters were still alive.

Details

  • Title: Telegram from Otto Frank to his family in Basel, 25 May 1945.
  • Creator: Otto Frank
  • Date Created: 24th May 1945
  • Location: Marseille, France
  • Subject Keywords: holocaust, survivor, trauma
  • Type: document
  • Rights: Familie Frank Zentrum/Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt, © Anne Frank Fonds Basel
  • Medium: paper

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