Anne Frank Betrayal Suspect Identified After 77 Years

The latest investigation has revealed the suspect who may have betrayed the famous Anne Frank and her family to the Nazis!

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The Jewish diarist died in 1945, at the age of 15, in a Nazi concentration camp after whole two years of hiding.

Her diary was released after her death and represented the most famous first-hand account of Jewish life during the war!

The research team consisted of an ex-FBI agent, stated that Arnold Van Den Bergh, a famous Jewish figure in Amsterdam, betrayed the Franks to save his family.

The team consisted of historians and another expert who spent six years with modern investigative techniques to reveal the “cold case.” They used computer algorithms to look for links between various people, which would have taken humans thousands of hours.

Van den Bergh was a member of Amsterdam’s Jewish Council, who had to implement Nazi policy in Jewish zones.

It was disbanded in 1943, and the members were moved to concentration camps.

However, the team revealed that Van Den Bergh wasn’t sent to the camp but remained in Amsterdam to live everyday life. Some people suggested that a member of the Jewish Council feed the Nazis information.

“When van den Bergh lost all his series of protections exempting him from having to go to the camps, he had to provide something valuable to the Nazis that he’s had contact with to let him and his wife at that time stay safe,” former FBI agent Vince Pankoke told CBS 60 Minutes.

The team stated they had problems with the revelation that another Jewish was the betrayer, but also, they have found evidence saying Otto Frank, Anne’s father, knew that and kept it secret.

In the documents of the previous investigator, they discovered a copy of an anonymous note to Otto Frank, identifying Arnold van den Berg as their betrayer.

Mr. Pankoke stated that anti-Semitism was the reason why this remained a secret.

“Perhaps he just felt that if I bring this up again… it’ll only stoke the fires further,” he said.

“But we have to keep in mind that the fact that [van den Bergh] was Jewish just meant that he was placed into an untenable position by the Nazis to do something to save his life.”

One Dutch newspaper reported that Van Den Bergh died in 1950.

The Anne Frank House museum stated that it was impressed with the investigation team’s results.

Ronald Leopold, the executive director, stated that the new research had “generated important new information and a fascinating hypothesis that merits further research.”

The museum stated that it wasn’t directly involved in the investigation, but it had shared the archives and museums with the team.

One of the darkest living periods in Dutch memory, these statements connected them to one of the most painful, pivotal moments in their history.

Emeritus professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Amsterdam University Johannes Houwink ten Cate stated if there were lists of Jews in hiding, they would have emerged until now. ”With big accusations, you also need big evidence.”

Currently, the Netherlands is a polarized country, witnessing an emboldened far-right. Anne Frank is the proof of the oppression and prejudice inflicted on sections of the Dutch environment in the recent past and warning of what can become of a nation led by fascists.

Of course, skepticism remains, and acknowledgment that we may never know the true identity of Frank’s betrayer is still here, but this is a warning!

Anne Frank’s legacy still lives on!

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