22 March: The Betrayal of Anne Frank: A Refutation

On January 17, 2022 a self-appointed ‘Cold Case Team’ broke the news: they claimed that they had most likely found the betrayer of Anne Frank and her family. In a carefully launched worldwide media campaign the CCT claimed that they had been able to reach this breakthrough by using new AI methods and forensic research. A collective team of Dutch historians now presents a bilingual Dutch-English report in which they critically review the main arguments of The Betrayal of Anne Frank. KNHG is one of the organizers of the event, which will take place in the Aula of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

During this event, a collective team of Dutch historians presents a bilingual Dutch-English report in which they critically review the main arguments of The Betrayal of Anne Frank. They offer a historical reconstruction of Arnold van den Bergh’s life during the Second World War. The report is authored by Bart van der Boom, Petra van den Boomgaard, Aaldrik Hermans, Raymund Schütz, Laurien Vastenhout, and Bart Wallet. Furthermore, the granddaughter of Arnold van den Bergh, will share how she evaluates the debate and how the family is affected by the accusation launched by the CCT. Moderator is Hanco Jürgen from the Duitsland Instituut Amsterdam (DIA).

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Date | Tuesday 22 March 2022
Time | 20:00 – 21:30 uur
Location | Aula Lutherse Kerk (UvA); Singel 411, 1012 WN Amsterdam

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