France - c. 1948
39 x 50 in (99 x 127 cm)
Opekta was a German born company that produced spices and pectin. They created numerous recipe booklets for jams and jellies, however, they came to be most well known for hiding Anne Frank and her family during the Holocaust. Otto Frank, a German-Jew, was responsible for Opekta's beginnings in the Netherlands. The headquarters that would manage Opekta's business in Amsterdam was where Otto, Anne and the rest of the Frank family hid during the German occupation. This was also the place where Anne produced her famous diary. After the war, Otto Frank, the only survivor of the family, returned to manage Opetka until his retirement in 1956.