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Last sign of life: Card from Otto Frank to his sister Helene, known as Leni, written prior to going into hiding, 5 August 1942.

Otto Frank5th July 1942

Jewish Museum Frankfurt / Museum Judengasse

Jewish Museum Frankfurt / Museum Judengasse
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

On 5 July 1942, Margot Frank, Anne’s sister, received notification that she was to be sent to the East for work. The family knew that this meant deportation to a concentration camp and saw no other option than to go into hiding. Earlier than planned, Edith, Otto, Anne and Margot hid themselves in the rear building at Prinsengracht 263 in Amsterdam, where the Dutch offices of the Opekta firm were located. Their hiding place became a refuge for a total of eight people, with the Frank family being joined there by Hermann and Auguste van Pels with their son Peter and by Fritz Pfeffer.

Details

  • Title: Last sign of life: Card from Otto Frank to his sister Helene, known as Leni, written prior to going into hiding, 5 August 1942.
  • Creator: Family Otto Frank
  • Date Created: 5th July 1942
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Subject Keywords: hiding, holocaust, correspondence
  • Type: document
  • Rights: Familie Frank Zentrum/Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt, © Anne Frank Fonds Basel
  • Medium: paper

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