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Unusual suspect: Anne Frank likely to have been betrayed by a ...


Unusual suspect: Anne Frank likely to have been betrayed by a fellow Jew

A cold-case investigation uses modern techniques to uncover the decades-old question of the betrayal

Anthony Deutsch and Stephanie van den Berg

A six-year cold case investigation into the betrayal of Anne Frank has identified a surprising suspect in the death of the famous diarist, who was discovered in her canal side hideout and died in a Nazi concentration camp in 1945.

A relatively unknown figure, Jewish notary Arnold van den Bergh, has been named by a team that included retired US FBI agent Vincent Pankoke and about 20 historians, criminologists and data specialists.

More than 75 years after Nazis stormed the annex in Amsterdam, researchers concluded it was “very likely” Van den Bergh gave the Frank family up to save his own family, research team member Pieter van Twisk said on Monday...

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