Papers of the Frank family, 1941-1947, comprising copies of Red Cross telegrams.
Frank family: Red Cross telegrams
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- ReferenceGB 1556 WL 1579
- Dates of Creation1941-1947
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish German Dutch
- Physical Description1 file
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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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Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn
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