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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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


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.