The Hidden Life of Otto Frank

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Penguin Books Limited, Jul 3, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 384 pages

Otto Frank was the father of the most famous girl of the 20th Century. It was he who found her diaries after her death and his determination to see them published around the world. This is the first time his story has been told.

Born into a prosperous Jewish family in Berlin, his life was a portrait in miniature of the century: decorated after the Battle of the Somme, forced to flee Germany in the 1930s, betrayed and imprisoned by the Nazis in the Holocaust and finally gaining recognition bybearing witness to the century's horrors though the writings of his young daughter.

Carol Ann Lee has written a powerful biography of an extraordinary man's life caught up in history.

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A troubling portrait of an iconic figure of the Holocaust and his sad, secretive life during and after the Nazi era.Lee, a biographer of Otto's daughter (Roses from the Earth, not reviewed, etc.) and ... Read full review

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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 him more ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Carol Ann Lee was born in Yorkshire in 1969. She lives in Amsterdam. She is the world authority on the Frank family and is the author of ROSES FROM THE EARTH: THE BIOGRAPHY OF ANNE FRANK.

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