May 17, 2022

Cold Case: Who Betrayed the (Anne) Frank Family? Prof. Wolfswinkel Reviews New Evidence, This Afternoon

Learn more about the mystery of who betrayed the Frank family, including Anne (author of the world-famous ‘Diary’ bearing her name and pictured above) in WWII.

LYME — On Sunday, May 15, at 3 p.m., Lyme Public Hall hosts a public lecture on Anne Frank and the recent cold case investigation into the betrayal of the Frank Family in 1944.

The outcome of the investigation has caused much debate worldwide.

The outcome of the recent Cold Case investigation into the betrayal of the Frank Family in 1944 has caused much discussion worldwide. Do the results warrant all the consternation or is it a rehashing of old theories and long-established knowledge?

Prof. Rolf Wolkswinkel

In his presentation Professor Rolf Wolfswinkel, who is retired from New York University, will look at what is held up as ‘a breakthrough’ in the matter of the betrayal and discuss whether earlier theories have now become obsolete.

Wolfswinkel was born in Amsterdam, where he studied History and Literature.

In 1988 he was appointed at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, where he lectured in Modern European History.

His dissertation “Between Treason and Patriotism’ analyzed how Dutch literature portrayed Nazi collaboration in The Netherlands. Together with Dick van Galen Last, he published, ‘Anne Frank and After: Dutch Holocaust literature in historical perspective.’

In 2001, he was appointed at New York University as Professor of Holocaust Studies.

Recently he gave a series of three public lectures on Germany between 1919-1945: ‘Coming to terms with Defeat’.

He is now retired and lives in Lyme, Conn.

All are welcome to the lecture. Pre-registration is not required.

Lyme Public Hall is located at 249 Hamburg Rd., (Rte. 156) Lyme, CT.

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