Death of Bernhard "Buddy" Elias

June 2, 1925 - March 16, 2015
Basel, Switzerland | Age 89

Anne Frank's cousin dies at 89
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The Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) — Bernhard "Buddy" Elias, the first cousin and last close relative of teenage Holocaust diarist Anne Frank, has died at age 89.

The Anne Frank Fonds said Wednesday that Elias died peacefully Monday at his home in Basel, Switzerland, surrounded by his family.

Anne Frank became famous for a diary she kept while her family went into hiding from the Nazis in Amsterdam when she was 13. The Jewish teenager died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration...

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