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The Betrayal of Anne Frank – A Discussion on the Cold Case Investigation
April 3, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm$15 – $20
The National Council of Women of Queensland hosts former Queensland detective (who was then working for the International Criminal Court in The Hague), Mr Brendan Rook, for an engaging discussion on the The Betrayal of Anne Frank, Cold Case Investigation.
On the 4th August 1944, Anne Frank, along with her parents, Otto and Edith, sister Margot, Otto’s friends Hermann and Auguste van Pels, their son, Peter and a dentist named Fritz Pfeffer were discovered and arrested by the Nazis and taken to a concentration camp. That day marked the end of twenty-five months of onderduiken for these 8 people. For almost 75 years, the question of who betrayed the Frank family had never been decisively answered.
Five years ago, first a retired FBI agent and later on a Queensland detective who was working for the International Criminal Court in The Hague, joined the investigative team in Amsterdam to uncover who the betrayal is.
Date: Sunday, 3 April 2022
Time: 9:30am for 10am start
Guest Speaker: Brendan Rook, Betrayal of Anne Frank Investigator
Cost: $20 per person; Students $15 per person. Includes brunch. Drinks available for purchase.
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About the Guest Speaker – Brendan Rook
Betrayal of Anne Frank Investigator
Brendan Rook entered the world of law enforcement at the age of 17 and currently has over 35 years experience in criminal investigation and law enforcement at State, National and International levels. Investigations range from sex crimes, fraud, arson and serial homicides to the most serious crimes of international concern including genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Brendan has also conducted investigations outside of the public service arena, which include an investigation ‘The Betrayal of Anne Frank’ for Dutch Producer Thijs Bayens (2018-2020) resulting in a publication of the same name. Brendan is currently involved in other investigative activities.