The Hidden Life of Otto Frank

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  • The Hidden Life of Otto Frank
  • Carol Ann Lee
  • English
  • 05 January 2019
  • 0060520833

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  1. Ian says:

    Carol Ann Lee fills in some of the backstory gaps for readers of the Anne Frank diary We all know the basic facts of the teenage girl who hid from the Nazis in Amsterdam with her father, mother, and sister, along with the van Pels and Mr Pfeffer only to be outed and sent to Auschwitz so painfully close to the end of the war however, most of us don t know the details of the life of Otto Frank, the father and only survivor of the group.Lee is very good at painting little thumbnail sketches that Carol Ann Lee fills in some of the backstory gaps for readers of the Anne Frank diary We all know the basic facts of the teenage girl who hid from the Nazis in Amsterdam with her father, mother, and sister, along with the van Pels and Mr Pfeffer only to be outed and sent to Auschwitz so painfully close to the end of the war however, most of us don t know the details of the life of Otto Frank, the father and only survivor of the group.Lee is very good at painting little thumbnail sketches that seem to realistically portray minor events in the background story, and here she focuses on a very likely suspect who betrayed the family Working from reams of research material collected by herself and other Anne Frank aficionados, she painstakingly pieces together the details of events spanning both the war years and decades after view spoiler These point to one Tonny Ahlers, an NSB hack who originally met Otto Frank in order to blackmail him but later actually did business with him and the Opekta company Lee even gets verbal admissions from Ahler s brother and son, who wholeheartedly believe that Tonny was the betrayer In the North American edition, she provides even fresher evidence to infer that Tonny s wife, Martha, may have been involved and actually placed the call to the Gestapo hide spoiler If I have any criticism, I would have to say I found the text to wander a little bit at times Perhaps this is because the author has many threads here Anne s story, the business dealings of Otto Frank, the progress of WWII, the host of characters who help Otto publish the diary and stage plays and movie adaptations of it, and in the background the continuous research of the different suspects who potentially betrayed the Jews hiding at 263 Prinsengracht All of this can be a bit much to coordinate into a cohesive whole, especially while the various editions of the book were continually finding fresh evidence.In any case, having recently visited Amsterdam and stood with a sense of awe directly in front of the Frank s business and hideout at 263 Prinsengracht, I found the book really interesting In itself, it is a great resource of sources of the plight of Amsterdam s Jewish community under Nazi occupation It provides a good picture of the whole story of the Frank family, giving detailed context to the tragically short life of the world s most famous diarist and WWII heroine, and perhaps settling one of the final questions who betrayed Anne Frank

  2. Kim says:

    This was ok To me it was like reading a textbook I m just so partial to historical fiction.

  3. Jessica Brazeal says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here From the moment I began reading, I was completely engrossed I hadn t ever read much about Otto, Anne s father, seeing as most of the literature about their family is focused solely upon Anne However, this book proved to be an absolutely fascinating read, providing much needed background and insight into family dynamics from an adult perspective that helped to understand significance of events that I had read about previously in other books The book begins with Otto s childhood in Germany and From the moment I began reading, I was completely engrossed I hadn t ever read much about Otto, Anne s father, seeing as most of the literature about their family is focused solely upon Anne However, this book proved to be an absolutely fascinating read, providing much needed background and insight into family dynamics from an adult perspective that helped to understand significance of events that I had read about previously in other books The book begins with Otto s childhood in Germany and follows him through his life at a rather quick pace, slowing to really dig in after the family moves to Amsterdam in the 1930 s when Hitler was rising to power in their native Germany.The story follows Otto through his entire life, including very closely detailed accounts of his time in Auschwitz and his journey back to Holland after the war was over Through all of it, a man named Tonny Ahlers plays a very key role, as it seems he blackmailed Otto Frank from very early on in the war until seemingly the day he died Ahlers was a well known anti Semitic and friend of the German occupiers in Holland, well know in Amsterdam for betraying Jews he knew to be in hiding Throughout the book, it would seem that Tonny Ahlers was the man who betrayed the Frank family, knowing early on about their hiding place and only letting them stay in order to continue to blackmail Otto However, the final chapter in the book drops a starting bombshell, revealing that the person that called the SS that day in August of 1944 to betray the Frank family was actually a woman That woman was Tonny Ahler s wife.If you are at all interested in WW2, the Holocaust, or history in general, read this book It s fantastic

  4. Daniel says:

    When we think of the Holocaust we see its horror and inhumanity in grainy photographs of a dark eyed teenage girl a gifted writer and romantic with dreams of having her fiction published following the Allied Forces inevitable victory in World War II, but died during a typhus outbreak at Bergen Belsen and buried in a mass grave three weeks before the camp was liberated by British troops We all read Diary of a Young Girl in school we all see in Anne Frank the sad, broken eyes of the six millio When we think of the Holocaust we see its horror and inhumanity in grainy photographs of a dark eyed teenage girl a gifted writer and romantic with dreams of having her fiction published following the Allied Forces inevitable victory in World War II, but died during a typhus outbreak at Bergen Belsen and buried in a mass grave three weeks before the camp was liberated by British troops We all read Diary of a Young Girl in school we all see in Anne Frank the sad, broken eyes of the six million.And yet, after reading this biography of Anne s father, I m compelled now to see him as the most tragic victim of the Nazi s genocide As the only inhabitant of the Secret Annex to survive the concentration camps, he spent months searching for his family, only to learn they all had died in agonizing pain and all that remained were the scribbled journals of his youngest daughter who countered the chaos of a world at war with the confusion of girl on the verge of womanhood.Otto Frank lived to be 91 years old, yet he never gained peace or closure Not only did he remain haunted by his experiences in the war, this book reveals that he was blackmailed for the remainder of his life, perhaps by the same informant who anonymously tipped off the SS about the Secret Annex

  5. Hanna says:

    I am forever changed by the account of Otto Frank s life before, during, and after WWII His outlook on humanity is truly to be admired His words inspire me to look beyond my own hang ups He was a true humanitarian against all odds His love for his family is unparalleled And, his desire to keep Anne s words alive was unfailing This book also sheds light on the person people who might have been responsible in betraying the families hiding at 263 Prinsengracht, Amsterdam.

  6. K.D. Absolutely says:

    This was my fourth book about Holocaust but I still got depressed and sad However, I am giving this book a star less than the last one AUSCHWITZ THE NEW HISTORY The reason is that almost half of the book deals with who betrayed the Anne Frank and her family which for me should not be the main motivation for the readers.For me, what is really makes the book interesting is to find out what happened after the betrayal It s been almost a couple of decades back since I read ANNE FRANK THE DIARY This was my fourth book about Holocaust but I still got depressed and sad However, I am giving this book a star less than the last one AUSCHWITZ THE NEW HISTORY The reason is that almost half of the book deals with who betrayed the Anne Frank and her family which for me should not be the main motivation for the readers.For me, what is really makes the book interesting is to find out what happened after the betrayal It s been almost a couple of decades back since I read ANNE FRANK THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL Sure, it was mentioned in that book that Anne and her sister Margot died in Bergen Belsen later but it did not say how I am not sure if it got included in the other books about this Frank family but this book was where I read about it and it was that scene that really made me sad.As a father myself, I could relate to the anguish that Otto felt having lost his daughters and wife However, I admire his courage to push for the publication of Anne s diary as it was the right thing to do Even here in the Philippines, it is a required reading in some high schools as it shows that war is just not the solution to world conflicts Having a young girl s voice makes the book the best vehicle to deliver that message to them

  7. Christine says:

    Narrative and truth are, at times, subjective especially in the case of narrative Truth is also subjective This idea of narrative and truth come into play in this book.Lee s book is somewhat a biography of Otto Frank as well as a proposal for who betrayed or informed on the Franks The edition I have was apparently updated slightly after the furor raised by the first It should be noted that this is not a complete look at the afterlife of Anne s diary, for that read Anne Frank The Book, The L Narrative and truth are, at times, subjective especially in the case of narrative Truth is also subjective This idea of narrative and truth come into play in this book.Lee s book is somewhat a biography of Otto Frank as well as a proposal for who betrayed or informed on the Franks The edition I have was apparently updated slightly after the furor raised by the first It should be noted that this is not a complete look at the afterlife of Anne s diary, for that read Anne Frank The Book, The Life, The Afterlife.Lee does an excellent job of looking at Otto Frank, bopth before and after the attic hiding place In particular, Lee s description of Frank s experiences in the camps and after liberation should be required reading in any class that is using the diary Additionally, Lee is aware that the diary only presents one, extremely filtered view and Otto Frank himself didn t tell us the reading public much about Edith and Margot Frank The two shadowy members of the Frank family get some acknowledgement here Lee notes that it is extremely difficult to write about Edith as her family is dead, and as for Margot, her diary is missing and presumed destoryed It is important, therefore, that she includes Otto Frank s reaction to reading some passages in Anne Frank s diary that include infromation about Margot.The book itself does make the reader think about some things Not only of the characters of Edith and Margot Frank, but of the mystery of the other attic residents and even the helpers Such as the question of fairness in some of the protrayals in the play and movie Isn t it rather unfair to the family of Pfeffer Dussel Anne s diary, in part re written by her and then edited by her father in what way does this change the narrative Would Margot s diary have beenhonest Why the anger when one helper was going to write a book Why was it okay for Miep to write one Lee answer s some of these questions Pfeffer s wife, for instance, thought about a lawsuit She also offers, indirectly perhaps, a reason for Edith Frank s behavior in the attic she wanted to emigrate to the U.S., long before Germany invaded the Netherlands.As to the question of the infomrer I can t say that Lee answers it, and she is very careful to only present her theory as a theory, an unproven theory Interested readers can read online the detailed study about the informer question put out by the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation a website with a link to the file

  8. Sumi says:

    A rather salacious sounding title, but in fact it s not really the stuff of the National Enquirer Otto Frank is primarily known as the father of Anne Frank and this biography tries to give himdimension In her diary Anne talks about her parents as not being a love match and the book provides supporting information The book also names Tonny Ahlers as the betrayer Members of the Ahlers family are quoted as agreeing that he was Ahlers is mentioned as having blackmailed Otto Frank even af A rather salacious sounding title, but in fact it s not really the stuff of the National Enquirer Otto Frank is primarily known as the father of Anne Frank and this biography tries to give himdimension In her diary Anne talks about her parents as not being a love match and the book provides supporting information The book also names Tonny Ahlers as the betrayer Members of the Ahlers family are quoted as agreeing that he was Ahlers is mentioned as having blackmailed Otto Frank even after the war to hide the fact that his company had actually been doing business with the German army, a revelation that would have been quite embarassing in the post war years as his daughter became famous.The heavy emphasis on Ahlers was a drag on the entire book Yes, it s an interesting bit of information but not worthy of all the space given it

  9. Shahrun says:

    Who is Otto Frank Like millions of people across the globe, the name is familiar to me He is the father of Anne Frank and the only surviving member of her immediate family from the nazi concentration camps of WWII Whilst Anne Frank is known all over the world for her diary written whilst she was a teenager and mostly during her hiding from the Nazis all I knew of her father was what I read in that diary By chance I recently came across a memoir After Auschwitz by Eva Schloss, whose m Who is Otto Frank Like millions of people across the globe, the name is familiar to me He is the father of Anne Frank and the only surviving member of her immediate family from the nazi concentration camps of WWII Whilst Anne Frank is known all over the world for her diary written whilst she was a teenager and mostly during her hiding from the Nazis all I knew of her father was what I read in that diary By chance I recently came across a memoir After Auschwitz by Eva Schloss, whose mother married Otto after the war That gave me a tantalising glimpse of a most fascinating man I needed to find outThankfully I found this book, which is an extremely comprehensive biography so comprehensive that at times it s not so interesting to read too much minute detail, the narration broken up with nonstop direct references and dare I say it, too much Anne Having read a fair few books on wars, particularly WWII over the years, I still learnt so many new and fascinating things about that time from this book For instance I had no idea China was involved in the war I have always wondered what happened to the detainees when the concentration camps were liberated some pretty shocking answers to be found here and how they had to go about picking up the pieces of their lives sadly it was with little to no help from anyone Then, if all that wasn t bad enough, due to the confusion at the end of the war and the Nazis trying to destroy the evidence of their crimes, some people did not find out the fate of their relatives until over 40 years after the end of the war The author was able to find out so many little fascinating details about Otto Frank s life like him hiding their possessions amongst several friends in Amsterdam before going into hiding from birth until his death It s amazing what sources were still available to her when researching this book many years after the end of this life The authors reasons for pointing her finger at Tonny Ahlers, being the one who turned the Frank s associates over to the Nazis was very interesting reading Sadly in my opinion I doubt the truth will every come out for certain I was very cross and saddened to read about the other people trying to take ownership of Anne s words, taking complete advantage of an innocent man trying to do good Shame on them Otto really did lead a really interesting life, through some very extraordinary circumstances What struck me was he never lost his love of life and people His work after the was to educate the world where we went wrong and teach love, compassion and tolerance I think Because the man who lost everything found it in his heart to still love And chose to give the most precious thing he ever had to the world his daughter Anne even though doing so he pretty much became lost to the world Anne is much loved and celebrated, now finally Otto gets a voice

  10. Lisa says:

    Full Review documents the life of Otto Frank Anne s father and his professional world in business prior to the Nazi occupation It is within this context that the earliest stages of this tragedy actually started One of the greatest mysteries of what happened in those last days prior to arrest is who betrayed the family to the Nazi s and why Lee does a great job of researching and presenting the documents and historical record of Otto Frank s lif Full Review documents the life of Otto Frank Anne s father and his professional world in business prior to the Nazi occupation It is within this context that the earliest stages of this tragedy actually started One of the greatest mysteries of what happened in those last days prior to arrest is who betrayed the family to the Nazi s and why Lee does a great job of researching and presenting the documents and historical record of Otto Frank s life and his business interactions with others She opens the door into how the business world can so dramatically impact on personal lives of not only an individual, but a family as well Her research into this topic adds a great deal of depth to the history and gives us an insight into why the family needed to go into hiding and how they were able to make the arrangements in a time when absolute secrecy was required It also explores how those willing to hide the Frank family werethan just neighborhood good Samaritans Rather, it was Frank s business associates who were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice and risk everything to protect their business associate, friends and families But it was also some of these relationships that would betray everything they professed, to gain favor in the eyes of the ruling Nazi party Essentially this is the adult account of the Frank family tragedy and why it happened the way it did