Otto Frank (1961)
|Born||Otto Heinrich Frank
12 May 1889
Frankfurt am Main, German Empire
|Died||19 August 1980
Birsfelden, Basel-Landschaft, Switzerland
|Cause of death||Lung cancer|
|Occupation||Banker, spice merchant|
|Known for||father of Anne Frank; The Diary of a Young Girl|
|Spouse(s)||Edith HollÃ¤nder (1925â€“45; her death)
Elfriede Geiringer (1953â€“80; his death)
|Children||Margot Frank (elder daughter)
Anne Frank (younger daughter)
Eva Schloss (step daughter)
Alice Stern Frank
For me, it was a revelation. There, was revealed a completely different Anne to the child that I had lost. I had no idea of the depths of her thoughts and feelings.
We all had lots of stories of our sad experiences – they mourned the death of my wife with me – but we were hopeful that the children would return.
I just can't think how I would go on without children having lost Edith already… It's too upsetting for me to write about them. Naturally, I still hope, and wait, wait, wait.