Dr Otto Rudolf Frank #germany


My Great Uncle, Otto Rudolf Frank was a judge in Mannheim then Karlsruhe when the Nazis demoted him. Finally, in 1939 he emigrated to Tegucigulpa in Honduras but killed himself shortly thereafter. 
There has never been any evidence of what transpired and I am hoping that someone might have advice on pursuing any records. This information has become relevant again as I have just learnt of an unknown grandchild of Otto and the grandchild has only just learnt that Otto was his grandfather.
Any info. and direction would be greatly received.
Karen Saunders
Melbourne, Australia
(researching familes Frank, Stern, Wallerstein, Horowitz, Davidoff, Tiktin, Landau)

Marcel Apsel

I think the father of Anna Frank was also named Otto.  Maybe a relative ?


Marcel Apsel

Antwerpen, Belgium

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Hi Karen,

I suppose you already are familiar with the Archives of Baden Wurttemberg, where there is a lot of material available on the jewish community of Karlsruhe and surroundings. You should be able to find a lot of things there. I also would suggest you look at the Rosenthal collection at the Leo Baeck Institute - its coverage includes both Mannheim as well as Karlsruhe. A lot of these materials are online.

I noticed the following

Feel free to contact me and depending on what you are looking for I may be able to save you time with some pointers.

Best Regards,
Daniel Mayer
Paris, France

Locations Ettlingen / Karlsruhe / Grotzingen / Kuppenheim / Niederhochstadt (Pfalz)