22-3-2022, 20:00-21:30 in Aula UvA, Singel 411, Amsterdam (hosted by Spui25)

On January 17, 2022 a self-appointed ‘Cold Case Team’ claimed In the book The Betrayal of Anne Frank, A Cold Case Investigation and a carefully launched worldwide media campaign that they had most likely found the betrayer of Anne Frank and her family. 

During this event, a collective team of Dutch historians presents a bilingual Dutch-English report in which they critically review the main arguments of The Betrayal of Anne Frank. They offer a historical reconstruction of Arnold van den Bergh’s life during the Second World War. The report is authored by Bart van der Boom, Petra van den Boomgaard, Aaldrik Hermans, Raymund Schütz, Laurien Vastenhout, and Bart Wallet. Furthermore, the granddaughter of Arnold van den Bergh, will share how she evaluates the debate and how the family is affected by the accusation launched by the CCT. Moderator: Hanco Jürgens.


Bart Wallet (University of Amsterdam)

Raymund Schütz (Haags Gemeentearchief)

Laurien Vastenhout (NIOD)

Aaldrik Hermans (independent historian)

Bart van der Boom (Leiden University)

Hanco Jürgens (DIA)

Petra van den Boomgaard (University College Utrecht)

In collabotation with Spui25/ Amsterdam School of History/KNHG (Koninklijk Nederlands Historisch Genootschap/ DIA