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Vince Pankoke is a recently retired undercover FBI agent who is looking into what led to the capturing of the Van Pels family, the Frank family and Fritz Pfeffer. On August 4, 1944, after more than two years in hiding, they were discovered. What led to the raid 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 the research team can use their data to support their search with the help of Microsoft AI.
Can big data help finding out what led to the discovery of the Frank family 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 discovery. 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 various international institutions 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 2021, a book will be released which will delve into what led to the raid of the Secret Annex.
For more information please visit the website Cold Case Diary: Anne Frank
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Cold case-team onderzoekt verraad Anne Frank: ‘Er is nooit een antwoord gekomen’, AT5 Oktober 3th, 2017.