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Otto Frank

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Otto Octavius
Frank in 1961
Otto Heinrich Frank

(1889-05-12)12 May 1889
Died19 August 1980(1980-08-19) (aged 91)
Birsfelden, Switzerland
Resting placeBirsfelden's Cemetery
NationalityGerman (revoked), Swiss, Dutch
OccupationSpice merchant[1]
Known forFather of Anne Frank; The Diary of a Young Girl
  • (m. 1925; died 1945)
  • (m. 1953)
Allegiance German Empire
Service/branchImperial German Army
Years of service1915–1918
Battles/warsWorld War I

Otto Heinrich Frank (12 May 1889 – 19 August 1980) was a German industrialist who later became a resident of the Netherlands and Switzerland. He was the father of Anne and Margot Frank and husband of Edith Frank, and was the only member of his family to survive the Holocaust. He inherited Anne's manuscripts after her death, arranged for the publication of her diary as "Het Achterhuis" in 1947 (known in English as The Diary of a Young Girl), and oversaw its adaptation to both theater and film.

References[change | change source]

  1. Carol Ann Lee, The Hidden Life of Otto Frank (Harper Collins, 2003)