A JEWISH notary betrayed Anne Frank by telling Nazis where the Dutch family was hiding. – Nokia News
A JEWISH notary betrayed Anne Frank by telling Nazis where the Dutch family was hiding.
Anne Frank may have been betrayed by a Jewish notary who, in order to save his own family’s lives, became a Nazi occupier’s informant.
It has long been assumed that Gestapo officers discovered the young Jewish diarist and her family in 1944 after receiving a tip from an unknown informant, but now a retired FBI agent believes he has identified the man who revealed where the Franks were hiding: Arnold van den Bergh.
Vince Pankoke, who spent 30 years working for the FBI targeting Colombian drug cartels, has spent the last six years working with a team of investigators to try to crack the case using modern crime-solving techniques.
Pankoke and his team used artificial intelligence to sort through reams of data and original documents in order to figure out who betrayed the Frank family, eventually leading a search team to their hidden annex behind a bookcase.
As investigators looked into who might have betrayed Anne Frank’s family to the Nazis, they zeroed in on a Jewish suspect who, they say, used the information to save himself, his wife, and children from the Holocaust. https:t.coOkgmh9LOOKpic.twitter.comOiXCoOWsin
During her two years in hiding, Anne kept a diary, which was published after the war and made her a worldwide symbol of Holocaust survivors.
At the age of 15, she died in the Nazi concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen, which was liberated by Allied forces shortly before it was liberated.
In search of clues, Pankoke and his team went to the hidden rooms behind an Amsterdam warehouse where the Frank family lived.
Investigators used standard law enforcement techniques in examining various suspects and applied the basic principles of ‘knowledge, motive, and opportunity’ in an attempt to figure out who tipped off the police to their location.
An investigative psychologist, a war crimes investigator, historians, criminologists, and several archival researchers made up Pankoke’s team.
They worked together to answer questions such as whether the person suspected of betraying them was aware of the secret annex’s location.
They fed letters, maps, photos, and books into an artificial intelligence database created specifically for the project, and then let machine learning do its work, identifying relationships between people, similar addresses, and connections.
‘We had to think about all of them.’
I sat down with the team and came up with a list of possibilities…
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As investigators dug into the question of who may have betrayed Anne Frank’s family to the Nazis, they began to focus on a suspect who was Jewish and, they say, likely used the information to save himself, his wife, and children from the genocide. https://t.co/Okgmh9LOOKpic.twitter.com/OiXCoOWsin
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) January 17, 2022
A retired FBI agent paired up with a documentary maker from Holland to investigate who betrayed Anne Frank and her family to the Nazis Vince Pankoke believes he has solved the case and that Amsterdam businessman Arnold van den Bergh revealed where the teenager was hidingIt led to the family being taken to the Auschwitz concentration camp to be killed Van den Bergh was Jewish and cooperated with the Nazis to spare his own family, Pankoke has theorizedVan den Bergh had been suspected of being the informant soon after the war had ended with his name mentioned in a letter sent to Anne’s father, Otto
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