The Anne Frank Fonds was established in Basel in 1963 by Anne Frank's father Otto Frank as a charitable foundation and designated as his universal heir.

The foundation holds the author's rights for the works, letters and photos of Anne Frank and the members of her family and protects their personal rights.

 Income from the sale of books and licences is used for a wide range of charitable and educational projects. Information (in German) about cooperation with UNICEF can be found here.






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Mirjam Pressler, the translator and author of books for children and young adults, died at the age of 78 on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. In the 1980s, Mirjam Pressler re-translated from the Dutch and edited the diaries of Anne Frank for the Anne Frank Fonds Basel. This new translation subsequently formed the basis of the reader's edition, which has been published since 1991. All international editions are also based on this translation. For this edition of the diaries of Anne Frank, Mirjam Pressler utilised the family archives and the estate of Anne Frank's father, Otto Frank, who was responsible for the first edition. Later, in addition to several other publications on the life and work of Anne Frank, she wrote and was in charge of the complete edition and a book about the history of the family.


The Anne Frank Fonds Basel (AFF) and the New Israel Fund (NIF) have formed a partnership for grant making in Israel. NIF will handle all applications from Israel on behalf of the AFF with immediate effect. Please go to for donation guidelines.


For the first time ever, the Graphic Diary of Anne Frank is to be published in September 2017. This adaptation, by screenwriter and film-maker Ari Folman and illustrator David Polonsky, demonstrates the literary dimension and brilliance of the young author Anne Frank.