Frank Family Centre
The Frank Family Centre in Frankfurt am Main, where Anne Frank was born, is part of the Jewish Museum of Frankfurt and will document the story of Anne Frank's family. The ANNE FRANK FONDS will provide the museum with paintings, photos, memorabilia and furniture that belonged to the Frank family, who had lived in Frankfurt since the 16th century. The planned new permanent exhibition in the Jewish Museum of Frankfurt will present the story of the Stern, Frank and Elias families in the context of a German-Jewish history that spanned centuries and ended abruptly with the extermination of Jews in the Holocaust. The Frank-Elias family association goes back a long way in the history of Frankfurt. The first documents stem from the 16th and 17th centuries. The oldest portrait of a Frankfurt Jew, painted in 1671, is of Süsskind Stern, a direct ancestor of Anne Frank.