Top 15 Otto Frank Quotes To Inspire You

Otto Frank, the father of Anne Frank, is best known for preserving and publishing The Diary of a Young Girl, his daughter’s poignant account of hiding during the Holocaust. He was the only survivor of his family after the war and dedicated the rest of his life to advocating for education and tolerance. Here are the most famous Frank Otto quotes that inspire hope and resilience in the face of adversity.

Born on May 12, 1889, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Otto Heinrich Frank was decorated for bravery as a German officer in World War I. He and his family went into hiding in 1942 to avoid Nazi anti-Jewish persecution in Germany before the outbreak of World War II.

Tragically, the family was discovered in hiding and sent to concentration camps, where Anne and other family members died. Otto was the only surviving member of his family.

Devastated by the loss of his family, Otto decided to fulfill his daughter’s dream of becoming a renowned author.

He compiled and edited Anne’s diary, which became a worldwide sensation after its publication in 1947 under the title “The Diary of a Young Girl” or “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl.”

Otto Frank dedicated the rest of his life to spreading his daughter’s message of hope, tolerance, and understanding. He also established the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam as a museum and educational center.

Otto Frank passed away on August 19, 1980, leaving behind a legacy of hope, strength, and resilience. His commitment to sharing Anne’s story and his efforts to educate people about the atrocities of the Holocaust has left a lasting impact on generations.

Check out the best Otto Frank quotes that inspire you to strive for tolerance, peace, and a better world for future generations.

Top 10 Otto Frank Quotes

  1. “Every child has to raise itself.” — Otto Frank                                                          

    Otto Frank Quotes
    Otto Frank Quotes
  2. “Most parents don’t know really their children.” — Otto Frank                   

    Famous Quotes By Otto Frank
    Famous Quotes By Otto Frank
  3. “To build up a future, you have to know the past.” — Otto Frank                     

    Quotes From Otto Frank
    Quotes From Otto Frank
  4. “I shall remember the look in Margot’s eyes all my life.” — Otto Frank                                                
  5. “We don’t need the Nazis to destroy us. We’re destroying ourselves.” — Otto Frank 

    Otto Frank Quote
    Otto Frank Quote
  6. “For the past two years we have lived in fear. Now we can live in hope.” — Otto Frank                   

    Best Otto Frank Quotes
    Best Otto Frank Quotes
  7. “There are no walls, no bolts, no locks that anyone can put on your mind.” — Otto Frank                         

    Top 10 Otto Frank Quotes
    Top 10 Otto Frank Quotes
  8. “We all had lots of stories of our sad experiences – they mourned the death of my wife with me – but we were hopeful that the children would return.” — Otto Frank
  9. “I hope Anne’s book will have an effect on the rest of your life so that insofar as it is possible in your own circumstances, you will work for unity and peace.” — Otto Frank
  10. “For me, it was a revelation. There, was revealed a completely different Anne to the child that I had lost. I had no idea of the depths of her thoughts and feelings.” — Otto Frank

Best Otto Frank Quotes

  1. “I just can’t think how I would go on without children having lost Edith already… It’s too upsetting for me to write about them. Naturally, I still hope, and wait, wait, wait.” — Otto Frank
  2. “I will never forget the moment when Peter van Pels and I saw a group of selected men. Among those men was Peter’s father. The men were marched away. Two hours later, a lorry came by, loaded with their clothing.” — Otto Frank
  3. “I think it is not only important that people go to the Anne Frank House to see the secret annex, but also that they are helped to realize that people are also persecuted today because of their race, religion or political convictions.” — Otto Frank
  4. “We cannot change what happened anymore. The only thing we can do is to learn from the past and to realize what discrimination and persecution of innocent people means. I believe that it’s everyone’s responsibility to fight prejudice.” — Otto Frank
  5. “One day in Auschwitz I became so dispirited that I couldn’t carry on. They had given me a beating, which wasn’t exactly a pleasant experience. It was on a Sunday, and I said: ‘I can’t get up’. Then my comrades said: ‘That’s impossible, you have to get up, otherwise you’re lost’. They went to a Dutch doctor, who worked with the German doctor. He came to me in the barracks and said: ‘Get up and come to the hospital barracks early tomorrow morning. I’ll talk to the German doctor and make sure you are admitted’. Because of that I survived.” — Otto Frank

Fast Facts About Otto Frank

Born: Otto Heinrich Frank, 12 May 1889 Frankfurt, Prussia, German Empire

Died: 19 August 1980 (aged 91) Birsfelden, Switzerland

Occupation: Spice Merchant

Children: Margot Frank & Anne Frank (Daughters)

Awards And Honors: Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Yad Vashem medal, and the Honorary Medal for Courage and Devotion from the Dutch Red Cross


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