Betrayal of Anne Frank : A Cold Case Investigation
by Sullivan, Rosemary







Preface: Memorial Day and the Memory of Unfreedomxi
Part I The Background Story
1 The Raid and the Green Policeman
3(6)
2 The Diary of Anne Frank
9(5)
3 The Cold Case Team
14(9)
4 The Stakeholders
23(6)
5 "Let's See What the Man Can Do!"
29(6)
6 An Interlude of Safety
35(6)
7 The Onslaught
41(7)
8 Prinsengracht 263
48(3)
9 The Hiding
51(5)
10 You Were Asked. You Said Yes
56(7)
11 A Harrowing Incident
63(4)
12 Anatomy of a Raid
67(7)
13 Camp Westerbork
74(5)
14 The Return
79(6)
15 The Collaborators
85(5)
16 They Aren't Coming Back
90(7)
Part II Cold Case Investigation
17 The Investigation
97(9)
18 The Documents Men
106(4)
19 The Other Bookcase
110(3)
20 The First Betrayal
113(8)
21 The Blackmailer
121(8)
22 The Neighborhood
129(8)
23 The Nanny
137(6)
24 Another Theory
143(5)
25 The "Jew Hunters"
148(7)
26 The V-Frau
155(9)
27 No Substantial Proof, Part I
164(6)
28 "Just Go to Your Jews!"
170(11)
29 Probing Memory
181(9)
30 "The Man Who Arrested Frank Family Discovered in Vienna"
190(8)
31 What Miep Knew
198(4)
32 No Substantial Proof, Part II
202(6)
33 The Greengrocer
208(11)
34 The Jewish Council
219(5)
35 A Second Look
224(4)
36 The Dutch Notary
228(9)
37 Experts at Work
237(9)
38 A Note Between Friends
246(4)
39 The Typist
250(5)
40 The Granddaughter
255(5)
41 The Goudstikker Affair
260(6)
42 A Bombshell
266(6)
43 A Secret Well Kept
272(14)
Epilogue: The Shadow City286(11)
Afterword297(6)
Vince Pankoke
Acknowledgments303(10)
Archives and Institutes313(2)
Glossary315(12)
Notes327(32)
Bibliography359(8)
Index367


Using a new technology, recently discovered documents and sophisticated investigative techniques, a retired FBI agent and a Cold Case Team painstakingly pieced together the months leading to the infamous arrest of Anne Frank and her family-and came to a shocking conclusion. 250,000 first printing.





An extraordinary tale of modern science and old-fashioned gumshoe work applied to a world-renowned crime 80 years after the fact. On Aug. 4, 1944, a German "Jew-hunting unit" searched an Amsterdam warehouse and discovered the family of young Anne Frank in a hidden apartment. The Franks had been sheltering there for more than two years, shielded by paterfamilias Otto's workers. He alone survived the death camps. Hauntingly, as Sullivan writes, the last sighting of Anne was at Auschwitz, where, "delirious with typhus," she was "naked except for a blanket covering her shoulders." The officer who led that German squad wound up as an inspector in the Austrian police, while Otto spent his life overseeing Anne's memory through the publication of her diary. But who exposed the Franks' hiding place to the Nazis? That was the question some 50 data scientists, historians, forensic scientists, and other researchers, mostly Dutch, had before them, and it's the overarching question of this book. With the aid of retired FBI special agent Vince Pankoke, the team used artificial intelligence, behavioral psychology, and other modern methods to find out, examining numerous possible suspects. Only one met the familiar categories of knowledge, motive, and opportunity. The investigative team determined that he was a Jewish notary who used the Franks' sanctum as a bargaining chip to save his own family. On returning to Amsterdam, Otto received an anonymous note revealing his betrayer's identity. He did not broadcast it because, the investigators conclude, Frank may have recognized the man's desperate situation as he made that fateful decision to collaborate. Sullivan's narrative, full of twists and turns and dead-end leads, commands attention at every page, dramatic without being sensational. She writes, memorably, of Otto's work after the death of their Judas: "He wanted [everyone] to know that fascism builds slowly and then one day it is an iron wall that looms and cannot be circumvented." Every reader of Anne Frank's Diary will want to have this superbly rendered tale of scholarly detection at hand. Copyright Kirkus 2022 Kirkus/BPI Communications. All rights reserved.






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