The Betrayal of Anne Frank: A Cold Case Investigation

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On August 4, 1944, Anne Frank was rounded up along with family and friends in Amsterdam by policemen connected to the Nazi regime. They had been hiding for over two years. Someone had tipped the fascist foot soldiers off, as they were searching specifically for hidden Jewish citizens. The sole survivor of the group apprehended from the annex of a large office building would be Anne’s father, Otto. However, a diary kept by Anne would also survive the war.

The publishing of Anne’s diary left an indelible mark on the world as a window into the horrible world of the Holocaust. Years later, a large question remained: who had notified the authorities about the Franks’ location? An intrepid team has been gathered to wade through a vast body of documentation and surviving witness accounts to pinpoint the source of this horrid betrayal.

The Betrayal of Anne Frank combines readable history with a fascinating true crime story. The story of Anne Frank has been told through countless books, but her and her family’s Judas has merely been guessed at. Rosemary Sullivan brings a cold case investigation onto the main stage with the dogged police work done by Dutch investigators and a former FBI agent.

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Author Rosemary Sullivan
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 400 pages
Publisher Harper
Publish Date 18-Jan-2022
ISBN 9780062892355 Buy this Book
Issue April 2022
Category History