Otto Frank Papers

The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, one of the five Partner organizations that make up the Center for Jewish History where I work, has been in the news all over the World today, because they finally released the Otto Frank papers for public viewing. It’s kind of a big deal — it even made the front page of today’s New York Times: In Old Files, Fading Hopes of Anne Frank’s Family.

These papers were accidentally discovered in YIVO archives’ off-site storage facility in New Jersey in 2005, but it took until yesterday to clear the copyright and ownership issues sufficiently for the papers to be released.

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