The Anne Frank Fonds was established in Basel in 1963 by Anne Frank's father Otto Frank as a charitable foundation and designated as his universal heir.

The foundation holds the author's rights for the works, letters and photos of Anne Frank and the members of her family and protects their personal rights.

 Income from the sale of books and licences is used for a wide range of charitable and educational projects. Information (in German) about cooperation with UNICEF can be found here.

 

 

 

 

 

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For the first time ever, the Graphic Diary of Anne Frank is to be published in September 2017. This adaptation, by screenwriter and film-maker Ari Folman and illustrator David Polonsky, demonstrates the literary dimension and brilliance of the young author Anne Frank. 

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Other than the sale of Anne Frank's Diary and other literary works by his daughter, where the proceeds were destined for charitable purposes, Otto Frank was totally opposed to commercial profiteering from his daughter(s) memory. The AFF, as universal heir, tries wherever possible to enforce and uphold Otto Frank's wish in this respect. Where copyright issues are involved the AFF will enforce these.

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The public discussion about the applicable duration of copyright for Anne Frank's diaries has resulted in widespread confusion and, in particular, several erroneous reports in the press, in blogs and on other platforms.
To clarify the situation, the Anne Frank Fonds would like to put on record that the different versions of the diary of Anne Frank will remain protected for many years after 2015. This means that they cannot be used without the Anne Frank Fonds’ permission. 

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