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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27 August was the opening night for the German premiere of «Anne» in Hamburg. The world premiere of the play by Jessica Durlacher and Leon de Winter took place in Amsterdam in 2014. The German version was adapted by Michael Driessen. 


Actor Buddy Elias has died. As President of the Anne Frank Fonds Basel and Anne Frank's cousin, he was committed to a strong and just civil society and community of states. 



In Memoriam

After immigrating to Holland they went into hiding, were betrayed and deported to the concentration camps of Westerbork, Auschwitz and Bergen Belsen. They died there between January and March 1945, victims of the National Socialist (Nazi) policy of extermination of the Jews