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Vince Pankoke is a former undercover FBI agent who is looking into what led to the arrest of Anne Frank. On August 4, 1944, after more than two years in hiding, Anne Frank was arrested. What led to the arrest is still unclear. Betrayal seemed to be the only logical conclusion, but who did it, and why? Previously, investigations were done by writers, journalists and/or historians without the use of AI technology. Xomnia’s challenge is to provide expert guidance on how they can use their data to support their search.
Can big data help finding out what led to the arrest of Anne Frank and the others hiding in the annex on August 4, 1944?
After the war, sole survivor Otto Frank pushed for an investigation into who had given the Nazi’s information that led to their arrest. There was no conclusive evidence, and the case remained unsolved. Vince Pankoke has formed a team of forensic investigators who will use cold case techniques supported by artificial intelligence to try and establish who did it. The Dutch police, the municipality of Amsterdam, and the Anne Frank Stichting are cooperating and have made their archives available. Xomnia’s role in this is at an advisory level so they can figure out how to use their data to assist the investigation.
In June 2020, a book will be released called Anne Frank: A Cold Case Diary, which will delve into who or what betrayed Anne Frank and the results of this investigation.
For more information please visit the website Anne Frank, a Cold Case Diary.
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Cold case-team onderzoekt verraad Anne Frank: ‘Er is nooit een antwoord gekomen’, AT5 Oktober 3th, 2017.