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Anne Frank's family tried escaping to US but thwarted by 'bureaucracy' – report

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jul/08/anne-frank-family-escape-us-visa-thwarted

New research says the family twice tried to obtain US immigration visas but were thwarted by red tape

The family of the diarist Anne Frank twice tried to obtain US immigration visas but were thwarted by red tape, according to a new report published 76 years after they were forced into hiding in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam.

The report, issued by the Anne Frank House and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, details the challenges faced by Jewish families looking to escape the anti-semitic Nazi grip on Europe and negotiate anti-refugee sentiment then building in the United States.

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