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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Recent months have seen the repeated dissemination of incorrect information about copyright issues pertaining to the Diaries of Anne Frank by various parties who failed to contact the holder of the rights to the works of the Frank family: the Anne Frank Fonds. 


June 12, 2014 would have been Anne Frank's 85th birthday. She would have been an old woman looking back over a long life. She might have looked back at a fulfilled life, but most certainly at a life filled with many highs and lows - a normal life. She might have told her life story to her grandchildren once again, given talks at schools, or might even have become a journalist or a writer, as she had so much wanted as a young girl.


To coincide with Victory in Europe Day, the Anne Frank Fonds Basel staged a new version of the story of Anne Frank on May 8, 2014.