Otto Frank and Meip Gies
FRANK, Otto (1889-1980). Father of famed Holocaust diarist Anne Frank. German businessman who fled with his family to Amsterdam to escape the Nazi’s. When the city was captured, the family went into hiding in an attic in the home of Miep Gies. Later, they were captured in 1944, Frank’s wife lost her life in Auschwitz and his two daughters died in Bergen-Belsen.
GIES, Miep (1909-2010). Hid the Frank family in her Amsterdam home. Saved the diary written by Anne frank and gave it to Otto Frank many years later. The diary was the basis for the book “Diary of Anne frank” which remains one of the most moving testimonials to emerge from WWII.
Holiday greeting card printed in five languages, no date but inside on the left blank panel is a typed letter signed by Otto Frank. “Dear Mr. Bartlette, It was good to hear from you again and my wife and I are reciprocating your good wishes. We have no intention to come to the States in the near future. Work at the foundation is progressing and I go to Amsterdam nearly every month. Again all the best and kindest regards. Yours sincerely, (signed) Otto Frank.” Together with a lovely colorful Christmas First Day Cover, Washington, DC, Nov. 10, 1971 hand signed by Miep Gies. Both items in fine condition and a wonderful combination of items for some creative framing.........SOLD