Rachel's Blog: Letters by Anne Frank's father found

Fri, 26 Jan 2007

The letters of Otto Frank, father of diarist Anne Frank, have been discovered in New York's YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. The half-inch thick file documents Otto's efforts to get his family out of Nazi-occupied Holland during WWII.

Perhaps the most interesting question raised by the letters' release is why Otto Frank's letters and pleas were not answered. YIVO executive director Carl Rheins believes the Frank file raises profound questions about U.S. immigration policy.