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Memorial Meetings for Anne Frank Held in Number of German Cities

Memorial meetings were held in a number of West German cities for Anne Frank, who died in Bergen Belsen camp in 1945 and who would have been 35 years old this week.

In a television broadcast, Otto Frank, the girl’s father and the only survivor of the family of four persons, said Anne once spoke about her wish to live on after her death. He added that “she lives on in the minds of many” as a “symbol of all children persecuted by the Nazis.”

He expressed satisfaction that several youth centers had been established in West Germany in his daughter’s name. One of the speakers at the Frankfurt memorial meeting was Prof. Franz Boehm, a West German expert on restitution to Nazi victims.