Literature in the News
Anne Frank Book Pulled by Dutch Publisher
On March 22, 2022, according to Reuters, the Dutch publisher of “The Betrayal of Anne Frank: A Cold Case Investigation,” by Canadian best-selling author Rosemary Sullivan is being pulled after a “counter-report by World War Two experts and historians was released in the Netherlands,” showing that the original investigation didn’t “withstand professional scrutiny.”
The main contention is the naming of a “Jewish notary, Arnold van den Bergh, as the main suspect…” This has been heavily criticized by “Jewish groups, historians, and independent researchers…”
The publisher of English edition, HarperCollins, has not released a statement or comment. The book is still being shown available on their website, along with US and international retailers.
Google Books still lists the book as New York Times bestseller, and is still available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.