Anne Frank

Mormons sorry for posthumous baptism of Anne Frank

By Jennifer Lipman, February 22, 2012

A week after Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel condemned the Mormon Church for adding his name to a list of those who could one day be eligible for posthumous baptism, members of the religion appear to have gone a step further and baptised Anne Frank.


Miliband reveals family Anne Frank connection

By Jennifer Lipman, February 2, 2012

David Miliband revealed a family connection to Anne Frank in an emotional speech to the Holocaust Memorial Day lunch of the anti-prejudice organisation set up in her name.

The former foreign secretary told Anne Frank Trust supporters that his aunt had met Otto Frank, Anne's father, in the early 1950s.

He had recently spoken to his aunt, who "had a lovely lilt when she talked about this kindl


Chance to visit Anne Frank's family home

By Jennifer Lipman, November 24, 2011

Visitors to Amsterdam next month will be given a unique chance to see where Anne Frank and her family lived before their lives were torn apart by the Nazis.

More than a million tourists every year go to the Anne Frank House, where the family hid for two years. But a handful can now also visit her former home on Merwedeplein, a street in southern Amsterdam.


Shappi and Anne Frank

June 16, 2011

There was a serious side to the performance of Iranian-born comedienne Shappi Khorsandi at the Anne Frank Trust's 20th anniversary dinner at the Business Design Centre in Islington on Monday.

A huge admirer of Anne Frank, Khorsandi's routine included some poignant references to the discrimination she had felt as an immigrant child - and to the death threats issued by Ayatollah Khomeini against


Anne Frank story moves Osborne to tears

By Barry Toberman, June 10, 2011

George Osborne paid tribute to the enduring emotional appeal of Anne Frank's story as the Anne Frank Trust UK celebrated its 20th anniversary with a reception at 11 Downing Street.

Chatting to key figures from the trust, the Chancellor revealed that he had visited Anne Frank House in Amsterdam three times, most recently last year.


How the Anne Frank story captured China

By Erica Lyons, June 2, 2011

The chinese have become unlikely fans of the Anne Frank story: a London theatre company is to take its production of And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank on a second tour of the country this autumn, only months after its first, sell-out run.


He sent Anne Frank to Belsen, then joined West German intelligence

By Jennifer Lipman, April 11, 2011

The Nazi officer who seized Anne Frank from her hiding place in an Amsterdam attic and deported her to a concentration camp later served in the West German intelligence agency BND, according to a new book.


Treasures from the Anne Frank attic

By Jessica Elgot, March 3, 2011

A childhood friend of Anne Frank's sister made a surprise appearance at a Jewish Book Week talk by the young diarist's cousin, Buddy Elias.

Inge Parish, 87, of north west London, said she had been moved to speak about her friendship with ten-year-old Margot Frank, after hearing Mr Elias describe his childhood with his cousins.


De Klerk helps to raise £275K for the Anne Frank Trust

February 14, 2011

The former South African president was the guest speaker at the Anne Frank Trust Holocaust Memorial Day lunch at the Hilton Park Lane. F W de Klerk received a standing ovation from the 630 diners for a speech in which he praised Nelson Mandela and spoke about how even the most intractable of conflicts can be resolved by peaceful means. The lunch raised £275,000 for the work of the Anne Frank Trust.

Photos: Dan Maudsley



Perfect punishment for Dutch teen's anti-Jewish slur

By Jennifer Lipman, January 12, 2011

A teenager whose offensive comments about Jews were published online has been given a particularly fitting punishment.

The Dutch 18-year-old, referred to as Omar E in court, has been sentenced to community service at the Holocaust hiding place of Jewish diarist Anne Frank.

He had told the website GeenStijl that he believed Jewish people should be exterminated.

Despite a claim by Omar E’s lawyer that the case should not even have come to court because of the negative publicity his client had faced, a judge ruled that the teenager should do16 hours of community service.