Frank family: Red Cross telegrams

Scope and Content

Papers of the Frank family, 1941-1947, comprising copies of Red Cross telegrams.

Administrative / Biographical History

Heinz and Lucie Frank were the parents of the depositor's husband. Heinz Frank was a lawyer and the family lived in Cologne. The family was affected by the rise of the Nazis. The Frank family had originated in Holland where there remained some distant cousins. So Heinz and Lucie Frank, with their sons, Hermann and Hans (now John), transferred to Amsterdam. Hermann had just received his doctorate in dentistry. Despite all his efforts the best he could achieve was to work clandestinely in a friendly dental practice. In 1936 he came to England. Hans left Holland only after the occupation, and with the help of the underground, made his way to Portugal and then, via a year or more in Cuba, to the USA.



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Acquisition Information

Deposited by the family.

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Detailed description on the Wiener Library's online catalogue

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn

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