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Otto Frank

In her book ‘Anne Frank Remembered’, Miep Gies writes about Otto Frank in the secret annexe:

‘Frank was the calmest, the children’s teacher, the most level-headed, the one who kept everyone in balance. He was the leader, the boss. If a decision had to be taken, all eyes turned to Mr Frank.’

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This day in history
Today: 19 February 2018
Then: 19 February 1945

Some 30,000 United States Marines land on the Western Pacific island of Iwo Jima, where they encounter ferocious resistance from Japanese forces. The Americans take control of the strategically important island after a month-long battle.

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