Mary Lane collection, 1954-1980.


Mary Lane collection, 1954-1980.

The collection consists of papers of Mary Lane from 1954-1980. The collection includes correspondence from Otto and Fritzi Frank to Lane in which they discuss the "secret annex" where the Franks hid from the Nazis in Amsterdam, Netherlands; the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany; Miep Gies, the women who aided the Franks; Anne Frank's diary and reputation; the play based on her diary; Lane's visits to Europe and subsequent meetings with the Franks; and post World War II politics. The collection also includes photos of the Frank and Gies families; clippings, and printed material relating to Anne Frank's diary and its dramatization; and copies of the diary and collected stories by Anne Frank.

.25 linear ft. (1 box and 1 oversized paper (OP))

Related Entities

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Frank, Anne, 1929-1945 (person)

Anne Frank was born June 12, 1929 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Her parents were Edith and Otto Heinrich Frank; she had an older sister Margot (born 1926). The family were liberal Jews. During the rise of Hitler's Nazi Germany the hatred of Jews and the poor economic situation made Anne's parents decide to move to Amsterdam in 1934. There, Otto founded a company that traded in pectin, a gelling agent for making jam. The Nazis invaded the Netherlands in 1940 and started putting restrictions on J...

Gies, Miep, 1909-2010 (person)

Miep Gies and her husband Jan helped shelter Anne Frank and her family from the Nazis in occupied Amsterdam during the Second World War. From the description of Letters : to Joanne Weber Schul, 1998-2008. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 560637428 ...

Frank, Fritzi. (person)

Gies family. (family)

Lane, Mary. (person)

Mary Lane, English teacher from Waycross, Georgia, who after reading Anne Frank's DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL, began corresponding with Frank's father Otto, the only member of the Frank family to survive the Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen and his second wife, Fritzi Frank. From the description of Mary Lane collection, 1954-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173863252 ...

Frank, Otto, 1889-1980 (person)

Bergen-Belsen (Concentration camp) (corporateBody)

Frank family. (family)