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  • Otto Frank and the Helpers

    Otto and the helpers, October 1945.
    From left to right: Miep Gies, Johannes Kleiman, Otto Frank, Victor Kugler and Bep Voskuijl.

    Otto Frank and the Helpers
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The Fate of Anne and Margot

“Again and again small groups of survivors returned from different concentration camps and I tried to hear something from them about Margot and Anne. I found two sisters who had been with Margot and Anne in Bergen-Belsen. They told me about the final sufferings and the death of my children.”

Otto Frank

After a long journey, Otto Frank finally returns to Amsterdam on June 3, 1945. During this trip, he hears that his wife has died in Auschwitz. Though he is still hopeful that his daughters are alive. In Amsterdam, he is told that all four of the helpers have survived the war.

Witnesses

Otto does everything he can to find out the fate of his daughters: he places an ad in the newspaper and talks to survivors who are returning from the camps. On July 18, 1945, he meets the Brilleslijper sisters who witnessed Anne and Margot’s deaths in Bergen-Belsen.

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