Otto Frank was the father of the most famous girl of the twentieth century. It was Otto who found his daughter Anne's diaries after her death and it was his determination that saw them published around the world. This is the first time his story has been told.
Born into a prosperous Jewish family in Frankfurt, his life was a portrait of the century in miniature; decorated after the Battle of the Somme, forced to flee Germany in the 1930s, betrayed and imprisoned by the Nazis in the Holocaust and finally gaining recognition by bearing witness to the century's horrors through the writings of his young daughter.
Uncovering important new information about the betrayal of the Franks in 1944, which has led the Dutch government to re-open the investigation into the identity of the family's traitor, Carol Ann Lee has written a powerful biography of an extraordinary life caught up in history.