Court: Anne Frank Foundation must give up archive

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Associated Press

Posted on June 26, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 26 at 7:04 AM

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A Dutch court has ordered one Anne Frank charity to give the Frank family archive back to another one in Switzerland, following an uncomfortable public dispute over the Jewish teenager's legacy.

The Amsterdam District Court ruled Wednesday that the Anne Frank Foundation in Amsterdam must give the archive back to the Anne Frank Fund in Basel, Switzerland, by Jan. 1.

The archive contains 25,000 letters, documents and photos. The Fund loaned the archive to the Foundation in 2007, but later demanded it back with plans to open a Frank family museum in Frankfurt.

Anne Frank hid from the Nazis for two years in Amsterdam before getting caught and dying in a concentration camp at age 15. Her diary has become the most widely read document to emerge from the Holocaust.

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