Rival Anne Frank Charities in Dispute Over Archive

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Two nonprofit organizations that bear Jewish diarist Anne Frank

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 26: A copy of, "The Diary of a Young Girl: Anne Frank" is displayed at the Anne Frank Center USA on March 26, 2012 in New York City. The center, which opened on March 15, 2012, attempts to inspire tolerance by sharing about the life and thoughts of Anne Frank, a victim of the Holocaust. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Two nonprofit organizations that bear Jewish diarist Anne Frank's name are locked in a dispute over the Frank family archives, which have been kept in Amsterdam since 2007.

The Anne Frank Fund, based in Basel, Switzerland, is demanding the documents go to a display about the Franks and related families at the Jewish Museum in Frankfurt, where she was born.

The Anne Frank Foundation, which manages the museum located in Amsterdam at the site where Anne hid from the Nazis for two years before she was caught and died in the Holocaust, says not all of the archive belongs to the Fund. It says it will give the rest back eventually.

Foundation spokeswoman Maatje Mostart said Wednesday of the fight "it's really sad this is happening."

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